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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...
Brett Dickerson - Streetcar groundbreaking

Donations are our lifeblood

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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...
coffee and laptop

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...
Another OKCPS bd mtg 5.01.2017

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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