Stuff you need to know, 3.22.24

“States Have Spent $25 Billion to Woo Hollywood. Is It Worth It?”
by Matt Stevens and Christoper Kuo, The New York Times
March 21, 2024

Thirty-eight states including New Mexico currently give financial incentives to television and movie producers to become filming locations. Industry advocates say these taxpayer-funded investments create a ripple economic effect, but independent studies have found that the incentive programs have mixed to insignificant impact on job creation and economic development.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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  1. I find it odd that you would copy/paste that graphic and not credit the Truth or Consequences-based source, T. or C. & Me (@torcandme on Facebook an Instagram), who created it and posted it along with a report on the making of the film on March 12. Isn’t that Journalism 101?

    • I sincerely apologize, Dean. You should have been credited for what I mistakenly assumed was a screenshot of a Variety news story. I have added the proper credit on the post.

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