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At Gatewood Public Forum

But why is it news?

I read a lot of news. And what I see more often than not is that news tends to fall one of two ways. One way...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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

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