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Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. http://algonquin.com/whatunitesus
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It was an honor to talk about the plight of local news with @Margaret Sullivan. Her new and urgent book, GHOSTING THE NEWS, is an important read. And a big thanks to @Kyle Pope for hosting. Here's a link for the book that also supports your local bookstores. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781733623780
This article evokes a lot of what journalism has been and needs to be. Local reporters are essential to keeping our democracy functional and fostering a sense of, and responsibility to, our communities. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/alden-global-capital-pottstown-mercury.html?referringSource=ar...
12 July 1939 | French Jewish boy Maurice Fiszel was born in Paris. In 1942 he was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.
The crisis in local journalism is a direct threat to our democracy. This is an issue we ALL need to care about. Please join me on Monday, July 13 at 4pm ET, when I sit down with @Margaret Sullivan to discuss her vital new book GHOSTING THE NEWS. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-journalism-and-the-crisis-of-american-democracy-tickets-111884052212
Want to feel a little better this morning? Listen to this and think of “a little white whale on the go.”
Join me on this twitter challenge. Click on an article with a headline you deep down know you should know more about and, here’s the rub, read it until the end. I know. Shocking. Here’s my first submission. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/political-genius-supreme-court-john-roberts.html
I remember when many people were pleading with the governor on masks and taking this virus seriously. This was entirely predictable. And predicted. History cannot be allowed to be rewritten.
BREAKING: As Texas sets 3 more single-day records on coronavirus, @Gov. Greg Abbott predicts next week will ‘look worse’ Wearing masks is 'only strategy we have left to avoid having our economy shut down again,’ he pleads. #COVID19 #txlege https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/07/09/as-texas-sets-3-more-single-day-records-on-...
Ladies and gentlemen we have the understatement of the year.