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Journalists Dig into the Actual Police-Shooting Numbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Some serious journalists are counting people shot and killed by police and police who are murdered by people they are sworn to protect and serve.
  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
News media does its job when readers and listeners know “so what” as well as “what.”
  

Kim Davis vs. Decades of Supreme Court Decisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Disturbingly incomplete reporting afflicts the drama of county clerk Kim Davis in Rowan County, Kentucky.  

Donald Trump Is Great Summer Copy

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2015
The Donald is the perfect antidote to perennial August news doldrums.   

Missed Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Recent news stories remind me of places I’ve worked as a photojournalist, reporter or editor… and how they exploded when I wasn’t there.
  

Acceptable Risks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, July 23, 2015
If overwhelming talent and performance aren’t enough to outsell “slender, blonde,” that’s the story is and the Times missed it.
  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Obviously, the editor who wrote the headline on Wednesday’s Food cover page for the Enquirer didn’t read Polly Campbell’s story about the Woman’s City Club. 
  

Conventional Wisdom and Language

0 Comments · Thursday, July 9, 2015
Listening to Morning Edition on WVXU, I was struck by a black Baptist pastor’s word choice when asked about the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling on same-sex marriage. He helped crystalize something that has been bothering me about the whole debate: “Holy matrimony.”  

The Slippery Slope of Journalistic Ethics

0 Comments · Thursday, June 25, 2015
Journalists live on a slippery slope when it come to ethics.