Saturday, November 02, 2013

Sponsors | $60, and a gift from Boom-Z-Boom

I'm happy to acknowledge a $60 gift I got today via snail mail from a reader in Washington, who said in a note: "Thanks for the good work and a good forum. Keep it up!"

With advertising, that brings my income so far this quarter to $634, as follows:
  • Reader donations: $140
  • Advertising: $494
I'm also belatedly acknowledging a very special donation: $300 from Naja Hara. Longtime Gannett Blog readers may know Hara as Boom-Z-Boom, the stage name she used when she was an exotic dancer in Rochester, N.Y. (On her website, you can read about her close relationship with Al Neuharth, the legendary Gannett chairman and CEO who died in April.)

Through her publicist, Hara told me: "It is my belief that Gannett Blog provides not only necessary information about Gannett Corp. activities but also provides a worthy platform for those individuals to air their grievances within that company. I believe that those who use this blog should appreciate it, as I do. Thank you for your hard work."

I'm trying to earn $4,000 quarterly, through donations of $5 per reader, plus advertising sales. Please use the "Donate" or "Subscribe" tools in the green rail, upper right. Or mail cash and checks payable to: Jim Hopkins, 584 Castro St. #823, San Francisco, Calif., 94114-2594.


  1. Congrats Jim!

  2. Richard Michem11/05/2013 12:15 PM

    A lot of holes in her story about Al.Love the line about Al wearing his wife robe. Why would his wife, have her robe, in his private bedroom just off his Gannett's office?


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