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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.
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...

Our top ten stories in 2019 show readers value details of breaking news

Our top ten most-read stories of 2019 were breaking news and follow-ups that went more in-depth than most broadcast news.
Oklahoma City at night (Brett Dickerson)

The value of answering questions instead of just asking

Being a guest on two podcasts recently gave me the rare opportunity of reversed roles of answering questions asked by someone else. Mitchell Talks and...
Interviewing Rick Cobb

No dependence on access

I’m embarking on a difficult but exciting process of learning how to retrieve information without depending fully on official access. The Intercept reporter Glenn Greenwald...
Jenna Bendure and Brett Dickerson bring it

We have options, so bring it!

I can't think of any better way to start an argument among my tech friends than to just say the term "net neutrality." Many of...
Bishop McGuinness HS - GO Bond Wkshp

Out of these experiences, here I am

Some might wonder if this venture is my reaction to one or all my former clients when I was an independent (or, freelance) reporter. It’s...
At Temple B'nai Israel Synagogue

We will report religious aspects of a story

Some were surprised that FP had a story about Ralph Shortey’s religious background and what it might reveal about his complex struggles. I ran that...
Marshall Gregory Award with Alicia Priest

Why the award matters

I haven’t been a journalist for my entire adult life. And so, it was with surprise and gratitude that I received my first journalism award...
Brett Dickerson - Streetcar groundbreaking

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