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Bishop McGuinness HS - GO Bond Wkshp

Out of these experiences, here I am

Some might wonder if this venture is my reaction to one or all my former clients when I was an independent (or, freelance) reporter. It’s...

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