Category Archives: writing

Time to Move the Pipeline

Today’s New York Times Editorial A major shift in news coverage occurred this summer as citizens gathered in North Dakota to protest construction of a 1,134-mile oil pipeline. And, for once, mainstream news media witnessed and reported on the events. … Continue reading

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How to be authentic

National American Heritage Month   November comes on the heels of several events that focus attention on North American Indians. That’s good news. And bad news. The good news is that the spotlight reminds us that critical, life-changing events impact … Continue reading

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POLITICAL NEWS: Part 2 of 3

Lipstick on a pig? A toad?  (My last blog, Stuck on the Tar Baby, takes a look at what it means in the worlds of journalism and public-relations to frame $2 billion in “free” press coverage in today’s presidential campaign. … Continue reading

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Reliving the past

London of the sixties You can’t help but visit London today and recall the 1960s: a bright and light musical kaleidoscope. While I embrace London’s extraordinary changes–terrific food, good coffee, French pastries and an international human glow–the music scene of … Continue reading

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Irony Attack

A full-throttle example of irony begins with a drive to visit relatives south of Portland on a beautiful spring day. We sit and chat inside, so it is odd indeed that by twilight I discover my arms and hands have … Continue reading

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Journalism: Lies? Truths? Ethics?

Ruling in the Hulk Hogan Case This week we learned that a jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million (US) because an online source posted a salacious video of Hogan having sex. The video was posted allegedly without Hogan’s knowledge or … Continue reading

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The Oregon Stand-off: Where are the Indians?

A lesson in ideological framing When news of an armed stand-off at a wildlife refuge in Malheur County broke, I tried to wrap my brain around the event unfolding in my home state. What did the protesters want? I’m wary … Continue reading

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