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 […]
Being a life-long journalist, starting for me at age seven when I produced the first edition of The Benton Star in the mighty metropolis of Avila Beach, California (population 300), it’s become clear to me that a big key to life is asking the right questions.
If you spend too much time watching 24-hour all-news channels some things become unmistakable. The first is how little news is actually broadcast. Most of it is gossip and opinion. Anna Nicole, RIP.
“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their […]