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No advertising?

That’s right. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. We have no display-type advertising on Free Press. It's because the story and you are the most...
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Our top ten NEWS reports of 2020 show desire for metro OKC news

The top ten news reports in Oklahoma City Free Press reveal a hunger for street-level news about neighborhoods, the City, and county.

Local community relationships more important than clicks

One of the ways news has been hollowed out is that much of what we read is not connected to much of anything that is real in our daily lives. Free Press does things differently.
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Here I am

I've done quite a few things in my life so far. And those experiences with unique people have made me who I am. They...
LION conference 2017

A LION, and didn’t even know it

While Free Press is steadily gaining the editorial credibility we envisioned, the business side of this publication has suffered. That’s because I have far...

Why we are launching two types of opinion pieces on Free Press

After three years of my resisting any policy or cultural opinion pieces in Free Press, I have decided to adopt two types of articles.

We’re back!

How about this? We're back! Free Press reboots with this editor's blog post. News stories will be added starting this Wednesday, May 1. Make plans...
At Ralph Shortey's last town hall

Cynicism or Skepticism?

In my reporting, I will choose skepticism rather than cynicism. Cynicism, and its opposite, optimism are philosophies about people. There aren’t many optimists in the reporting...
At Gatewood Public Forum

But why is it news?

I read a lot of news. And what I see more often than not is that news tends to fall one of two ways. One way...
OKCjs - Lightning Talks - Women

New year – new kind of independence

In the few days leading up to the new year, I’ve been working hard to detach Free Press operations from the Windows sphere and...