Editor's Notes

At an Energy FC game

Mission should dictate our business model

I’ve spent this summer intensely exploring what kind of business model would serve the mission of Free Press. It’s been a time of talking with...
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We’re watching

The most critical function of an independent press is to be the eyes and ears for the public. You trust us to watch the...
George Lang opinion

Our top ten OPINION posts of 2020 exposed bad thinking in government

Here are the top ten opinion articles by George Lang, opinion writer for Free Press, who consistently took on governmental bad thinking.

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...

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...

Photography is crucial to our reporting

Anyone who has visited this site for longer than five seconds will see how important our photography is for Free Press. It's one of...
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...

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...