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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...
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...

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...
Brett Dickerson - Streetcar groundbreaking

Donations are our lifeblood

Free Press needs your donations and sponsorship from businesses and organizations that see us as an important presence in the news sphere of Oklahoma...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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