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The PopCulteer July 24, 2015
So, has anything notable been happening your way this week?
As you have probably heard by now, there has been a seismic shift in the local media scene, and it has a direct affect on PopCult. The Charleston Gazette and The Charleston Daily Mail, our city’s two fierce rival newspapers, merged. It was inevitable, but the suddenness surprised everyone. I guess that whole “marriage equality” thing became infectious and now everybody’s tying the knot.
I do not know what this means for the future of PopCult, and I would imagine that hardly anybody else at the newly-merged paper has given it much thought. We are not exactly a high-priority in this situation. This is a massive and complicated undertaking, and lots of good people, many of them friends, are going through a very stressful process. I hope to remain part of the Gazette-Mail team, and the fact that they have moved us to a new URL is a good sign that I’m cheap enough to keep around, but I don’t presume to have any idea what’s going to happen next.
Moving that URL has resulted in the temporary breakage of our video-embedding capabilities. You might have noticed that all of our videos are missing in action, replaced with a bit of html code. This is a bit jarring for a blog that has video in about a third of its posts. Radio Free Charleston will probably take next week off while the bugs are worked out.
Stuff To Do
There’s a ton of stuff to do in town and the surrounding area this weekend, as usual, here are the highlights…
That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Check back to see if I figure out how to cope with not having video embedding in this blog for a few days.