Tag: journalism

Goal-Setting in Writing

Starting Out From July 2013 through 2016, my primary writing goals were as follows: Maintain my blog by writing a new post every week. Write some fiction on the side. Pretty generic: I know. For...

/ January 3, 2018

Valor without renown

Eowyn: My Lord! Aragorn! I am to be sent with the women into the caves.  Aragorn: That is an honorable charge.  Eowyn: To mind the children, to find food and bedding when the men return....

/ January 16, 2017

More freely, more fiercely

Journalists are not the enemy. Cartoonists are not the enemy. Satirists are not the enemy. Journalism – the freedom to listen, tell, and share – has become a dangerous profession. Last year saw scores of reporters...

/ January 8, 2015

Just over 30 pieces of amazing journalism from 2014

In 2014 I kept a running tab of the best pieces of news journalism and editorial I came across. “Best” should not be taken to mean it necessarily represents my views, only that it is...

/ January 5, 2015

The importance of a journalist’s death in forgotten Africa

Camille Lepage was only 26 when she died this week in the Central African Republic, and yet she’d done more good for suffering people than the most of the rest of us will do in...

/ May 15, 2014

Missed Connections, ‘Hunger Games’ camp and why the midwest is the smartest region

Everyone, everywhere, read this. It’s an incredible post on Brooklyn’s Missed Connections page on Craigslist. I wish I had written this. “At ‘Hunger Games’ camp, children want to fight to the ‘death.'” Here’s a kind of...

/ August 9, 2013

Thoughts from a journalist on Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post

You don’t have to work in journalism to care that Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, has just laid down a quarter of a billion dollars to purchase The Washington Post. A lot of journalists...

/ August 7, 2013

Don’t boycott ‘Rolling Stone’

The magazine unleashed hellfire by slapping Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone identifies him as Jahar), on its cover. In addition to public outrage, especially from Bostonians, big name businesses like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid...

/ July 20, 2013