2024-06-25 3:20 PM

Nicholas F. Benton:

Last month, the Washington City Paper, the most prominent “alternative weekly” in the nation’s capital, did its first “Best of D.C.” edition in 15 years. In addition to “bests” as voted on by its readers, it included a group of special categories made up and filled by its editors.  

Picking Splinters: The Mean Media

Last Saturday, Oklahoma State Head Football Coach Mike Gundy tore into columnist Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman. He ranted, he raved, he declared her article on quarterback Bobby Reid's benching inaccurate — eviscerating her credibility as a journalist — and then declared he didn't read newspapers because of articles like hers. In the following days, […]

Capturing an Audience

Ian Scott Wilson

Award-winning filmmaker and Falls Church resident Ian Scott Wilson proudly flashed his newly-minted business cards. His relaxed look of short pants and a t-shirt fit well with his shoulder-length blonde hair, and was representative of the confident state of someone who had just claimed first prize among his peers in a national filmmaking contest with […]