Understanding Understanding

Good listening is a sign of respect. As we approach another campaign season, some thoughts. Maybe we can have more light than heat. … [Continue reading]

These Seven Elected Officials Are Now Reconsidering Their Confederate Flag Tattoos

That's the best clickbait headline I can think of for this week. Please share your submission in the comments. … [Continue reading]

The Glaring Problem with TV Live Shots

Hi there, TV news. I know I haven't talked about you in a while, but I have been thinking about you. And something occurred to me that prompted me to write you. Apparently, you (and the many dedicated, hard-working reporters in the field) have a … [Continue reading]


I have a friend who starts a new job next week. (Congratulations to her, it is a sweet gig. I am jealous.) This isn't about her new job, though. It is about her current one. She is writing a piece for her present employer, and called me up to … [Continue reading]

The Mammals of Journalism

Some 65-million years ago, a big hunk of something, either ice or rock or a slushy combination of the two, changed the Earth forever. The crash (or, given that 70% of the planet is covered by water, more likely a splash) triggered tsunami, major … [Continue reading]

A Workflow for Twitter

No, Mom. I am not going to get fired. I am not going to be fired for "being on Facebook all day." It is, somewhat, my job. And the only reason it seems to you that I am on Facebook all day is that I publish quite a bit to Facebook - not … [Continue reading]

Paying to Shout When Twitter Mutes

For those of you who missed the news, Twitter is rolling out a new feature called Mute: Today we’re beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com. Mute gives you even more … [Continue reading]