Media’s Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News

Two nights ago my phone started beeping and ringing bells so I had a glance, the way you do, and it was telling me there was a big revelation about Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide and how she'd turned snitch and sold the Democratic candidate out. The 'story' was being carried by YouTube and the 'news'…Read more Media’s Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News

Political Journalism: Paradox?

A Farewell Guide to Political Journalism Lessons gleaned from 30 years of covering American politics—from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump A reporter raises his hand during a White House press briefing. Carlos Barria / R Ron Fournier Sep 2, 2016 Subscribe to The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in…Read more Political Journalism: Paradox?

FRAMED – Ch. 4

Chapter 4 | Read it from the beginning By Christopher Goffard The Orange County D.A.’s Special Prosecutions unit dealt with crimes of particular sensitivity — high-profile cases involving doctors and cops, lawyers and politicians. Christopher Duff, a career prosecutor in his early 40s, joined the team in the spring of 2012. Among the files that landed…Read more FRAMED – Ch. 4

FRAMED, ch 3

Chapter 3 | Read it from the beginning By Christopher Goffard Jill Easter wasn’t talking. She bounced a basketball in the driveway with her 3-year-old daughter as Irvine police moved methodically through her house, snapping photos and jotting notes. In her fiction, Jill Easter explored the psychology of revenge. (KTLA)Inside, detectives found what seemed the…Read more FRAMED, ch 3

TRIPLE TRAGEDY, BLOGRIEF

Richard M. Ankers, author of The Eternals, wrote something this morning. He said he trusted me, words he may live to regret. Richard's blog writings, brilliance in brevity, have inspired me to write stories in 50 words. None more so than Un-conjoined and free, published yesterday. So much so, after an exchange of comments, we…Read more TRIPLE TRAGEDY, BLOGRIEF

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today. The Atlantic's compilation of 100 pieces of journalism of distinction from 2015 read more

5 Reasons why TRUMP will Win, by Michael Moore

Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This…Read more 5 Reasons why TRUMP will Win, by Michael Moore