Journalism

Journalism, as hard as it strives for it, is not the unbiased reporting it pretends to be. I learned that before I ever graduated college. What my journalism training taught me most was to grab the reader's attention and get the important facts into the lead.

In 2001-2002 I did a stint at the Iowa City Press-Citizen as Opinion Editor. For seven months, I wrote every editorial with input from the editorial board. I also wrote some columns where I was allowed, more or less, to say what I wanted to say. My other journalism work has been freelance, including pieces for the Iowa Alumni Magazine, Indiana Labor News and others.

Contact me today if you're interested in an efficient, effective writer who can turn out features and profiles that will make your readers take notice.

Dan Rather report highlights voting machine weaknesses

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Allegations by local election integrity activists were boosted by a dramatic report on the problems with touchscreen voting machines by respected journalist Dan Rather that aired on HD.Net, a national high definition television network, in August….

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Digging for Energy in Distant Lands

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Istanbul — Today I arrived, feeling jetlagged after eight hours in the air but with my adrenaline pumping. I am staying for a day at a friend’s house on the Strait of Bosphorus. Sitting on the expansive marble balcony, I hear the chugging tankers and freighters maneuvering up the narrow passage of water, the putt-putt of small watercraft, the upbeat music from passing tour boats, and the smooth, steady splash of ferry boats pushing their way from landing to landing. Across the way on the European side, fish restaurants, boat landings, and homes surround the remnants of a massive Byzantine fortress….

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Wages will go up when we make the demand

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I came back to Iowa after 11 years away for one reason: I missed it. I didn’t grow up in Iowa, but when I lived here through the decade of the 1980s, Iowa grew on me. I decided then that this is where I would make my home…

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Gods, Bears, Stones, and Stars

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Spanish professor Roslyn Frank has spent the last 30 years chasing them across the centuries and across the European continent- behaving much like the main character of the work that first inspired her: Don Quijote.

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Gary Gets Behind Hospital Workers

Friday, January 25th, 2008

This article published in August 2000 received full front page coverage, banner headline and photos treatment, and jumped to an inside page. The Indiana Labor News is the oldest labor newspaper in Indiana, publishing since 1965.

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