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Editor's Notes

Opinions and inside baseball notes from our founder-editor, Brett Dickerson

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...
Police Presser

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...
freelancers

So, you want to write for us? Let’s get started!

Free Press will only be able to expand our coverage by hiring freelance writers. That means we are always on the lookout for good writers who are curious.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
EMSA paramedic aids suspect

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...