REPORT TO READERS
This is a quarterly report of transactions on iowa-mariner.com for the last ninety days. A reader in each city has read the mariner’s website at least once each month; the exception is Phoenix where the mariner’s family spent several days. Many readers read several posts on each visit.
Readers were from 15 nations:
United States (240 readers) Belgium (1 reader) Kenya (1 reader)
Brazil (14 readers) Canada (1 reader) Cambodia (1 reader)
United Kingdom (2 readers) Algeria (1 reader) Philippines (1 reader)
India (2 readers) Ecuador (1 reader) Sweden (1 reader)
Italy (2 readers) Indonesia (1 reader) Venezuela (1 reader)
Readers were from the following cities1
|1. Grinnell||21. Sioux Falls||41. Las Pinas|
|2. Phoenix (n/a)||22. Casas Adobes||42. Boras|
|3. Hyattsville||23. Edegem||43. Coachella|
|4. Carney||24. Fortaleza||44. Irvine|
|5. Fort Madison||25. Curitiba||45. San Diego|
|6. Los Angeles||26. Londrina||46. Chicago|
|7. Denver||27. Porto Alegre||47. Hays|
|8. Donnellson||28. Cacador||48. Seneca|
|9. Branson||29. Imbituba||49. Kansas City|
|10. (not set)||30. Campinas||50. New York City|
|11. San Antonio||31. Sao Paulo||51. Oklahoma City|
|12. Crestline||32. Pickering||52. Houston|
|13. Glendale||33. London||53. Salt Lake City|
|14. Centerville||34. Reading||54. Madison|
|15. Great Bend||35. Jakarta||55. Caracas|
|16. El Paso||36. Mumbai||56. Iguatu|
|17. Lawrence Township||37. Kolkata||57. Itapevi|
|18. Rio de Janeiro||38. Ancona||58. Lagoa da Prata|
|19. San Francisco||39. Francavilla Fontana||59. Sumare|
|20. Las Vegas||40. Phnom Penh|
The highest daily access was 120 readers with an average of 87.
1 23% of readers were not included because they did not access the website three months in a row.
The mariner has been searching for a reasonable voice to add to coverage of this strange 2016 campaign. There are many who qualify but the mariner has settled on Tavis Smiley. Smiley is a voice inadequately heard on mainstream news analysis (if one considers PBS not mainstream). Tavis is not a name in the book world; he has published none save a biography that was ghost-written. However, he has made short subject videos about many issues and hosts his own daily show on PBS as well as a weekend show. Periodically, Tavis Smiley may appear on CNN and MSNBC. To those who are unaware of his political/cultural contributions, his claim to fame is that he is married to Fredricka Whitfield, an anchor on CNN.
For example, as a pundit Smiley offers insights that dig into the rhetoric of Donald, he leaves the candidate looking like the empty box he may be. Tavis is African American; many of his topics reflect African American priorities but not out of context with the larger citizen issues of our time. He states as a matter of fact that Donald will carry “few if any black voters.”
Tavis Smiley is sensitive to the cultural crisis that exists in politics today and judges candidates on their intent actually to break the many roadblocks and step into the future. For sample shows and website, see:
PBS videos: http://www.pbs.org/show/tavis-smiley/
Smiley comments about campaign: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=PBS+VIDEO+Tavis+Smiley&qpvt=pbs+video+tavis+smiley&FORM=EWRE
A reader in Cambodia? Wow. I wonder if it’s a Cambodian. You could amaze him/her by adding some Cambodian to a post.