Editor's Notes

You don’t want the news to be a zero sum game

There’s plenty of room for every organization that works to actually gather and deliver the news. Delivering the news is not a zero sum game. No...
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...
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...

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.

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.
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...
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...

What if we expanded our cinema coverage? You’re about to find out!

Finally, Free Press is expanding our coverage of all things cinema. It's something I always wanted but just didn't have the bandwidth to do consistently.

Net neutrality matters to all of us

I fear that for some "net neutrality" may seem too much like an esoteric term that only "techies" are interested in. But from the standpoint...
Vigil light

The beauty of reporting

I was a high school teacher and an education issues blogger once upon a time. In those days I was clear that public school teachers...