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The editor’s notes about the process of news reporting

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...
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...

We’re back!

How about this? We're back! Free Press reboots with this editor's blog post. News stories will be added starting...
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...

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...
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.
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...
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...