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By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 7, 2014

Jet magazine is ending print editions in favor of an online presence, as you can see in the report here. The magazine's importance may have waned, but do not underestimate its past impact, especially in the African-American community. Llike black newspapers, it provided a source of information not generally available in so-called mainstream media. When, for example, people of color were very rare on TV, Jet provided a regular listing of where you could see them. The article I linked to notes that this is only the latest demise of once-venerable print publications; I wonder if, half a century from now, people will feel the same connection to web content they felt for the magazines adorning their coffee tables and nightstands.

Erin Kennedy of WKYC is moving to Chicago. She'[ll be a morning co-anchor, the gig she had at Channel 3 before being bumped.

"Heaven Is For Real," co-starring Macedonia's Connor Corum, is now the most successful Christian-themed movie of 2014, ahead of both "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead." In fact, it is a steadily successful performer among all moviegoers; as the top movie of the weekend changes with new premieres, "Heaven" has sat quietly in third place, with total revenues now exceeding $66 milllion. Yes, that's small compared to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" or the made-partly-in-Cleveland "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." But it's more than double what the heavily promoted, and more star-laden, Cleveland-connected  "Draft Day" did.

Anyone else as impressed with "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" as I am right now? It's sharp and dramatic -- and funny. The "large file transfer" may have been my favorite moment in Tuesday's episode.

Should journalists go public with their personal opinions? Here are two examples from Jim Romenesko's website:http://jimromenesko.com/2014/05/06/louisiana-reporter-signs-petitions-to-recall-councilmen-that-he-covers/ and http://jimromenesko.com/2014/05/06/newton-daily-news-fires-editor-over-gaystapo-blog-post/

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