Blog: Riding the Wave to the Future
— by Dale Blankenship
A few months back, some friends mentioned seeing a San Antonio Express News newspaper article on the Uber Technologies (ridesharing)/City of San Antonio controversy with my photo and name (Dale Blankenship) attached to it. They were surprised to see that I continue to be the poster child in the Express News for all articles relating to Uber in San Antonio. At the time of publication, I was busy with other projects and didn’t take the time to flesh it out. The good news is at least my friends weren’t saying that they saw my picture on the post office wall.
Having a moment of solitude recently and remembering my friends’ comments, I Googled my name. It appears that each time the EN needs a photo to accompany an article on the subject of Uber since my initial interview and article in 2014, they go to the photo graveyard, dig up the photos and embed them, even though I am no longer an Uber driver. No calls, no follow up emails. No fresh, current information. Journalistic slothfulness. Just reheating three day-old leftovers. The EN missed the opportunity for the backstory on the rideshare saga.