Editor's Notes

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...
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MAPS 4 and your vote Tuesday — Who do you trust?

The major question before walking into the voting booth Tuesday for the MAPS 4 vote is this: Who do you trust?
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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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Our photography tells the story, too

Surprisingly, individual non-moving photographs still rule the day in news reporting. And we make sure that we rule with the medium that rules. All the...
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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...