The decision to drop the Republican presidential hopeful follows his column, published by conservative outlets like The Washington Times and National Review, in which he discussed how a “doctor’s fact-based expertise could augment a president’s leadership abilities.”
Creators Syndicate, the service that runs conservative Ben Carson’s regular column, has yanked his most recent column from its list of website offerings and announced it will be ending the feature. Managing editor David Yontz criticized Carson’s latest column as “misleading” because it seems to suggest he’s already a candidate for the White House in 2016. Carson has formed an exploratory committee, but not yet officially announced a run.Read More
What caused the massive shift in the syndication business? The changing needs of newspapers and media companies in the digital era where space is tight, budgets are tighter and time isn’t the luxury it once was. Once content to simply shop for comics, puzzles and columnists, newspapers now need a vast array of content as they retrench to focus on local interests. Plus, a shrinking printed news hole has pivoted to largely expanding digital operations in desperate need of content.
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