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06/11/2021

Newspapers can help Ohio defeat COVID

Buckeyes, we are behind. The President wants 70 percent of eligible Americans to have received at least one COVID shot by July 4. Some states are already to that goal. Ohio still has a ways to go.

06/11/2021

Reasons to bet on print

I wanted to be sure you were sitting when you read these words: “I honestly believe it’s a great time to be in the print business.”

06/11/2021

Documents behind bars: The experience of a writer versus the state of Ohio

I started research for a book on the Cincinnati Strangler based upon the victims’ lives. Chapters were written but Laskey’s prison life remained uncovered. Correspondence with the ODRC yielded interesting yet incomplete results. An inquiry for parole records was limited as the ODRC blocked release of public comments that weighed heavily in parole hearings. Here, lawyers for the state entered the picture and the research ground to a halt. The only option available was a lawsuit against the ODRC in the Ohio Court of Claims.

05/14/2021

The truth still matters

A functioning society has certain agreed upon facts and sets of standards. If one plus two equals three and someone insists it’s four, would we all just go along with that because we didn’t want to “make waves”?

04/30/2021

[Duplicate] Only you can save journalism from lazy reporting and trite tweets

I’d like to challenge editors and reporters to do something. Not just for me, for all of us.

04/30/2021

It's up to you to help fight disinformation

By now we have all heard the term “disinformation” – but are you sure you would recognize it if you saw or read something that fell into that category?

04/16/2021

Only you can save journalism from lazy reporting and trite tweets

I’d like to challenge editors and reporters to do something. Not just for me, for all of us.

04/01/2021

Without public notices in newspapers, the public will always be the last to know

Did you ever wonder why government entities have to put a legal notice into the newspaper?

03/19/2021

Eye on Ohio presents free virtual journalism trainings

Eye on Ohio at the Ohio Center for Journalism is hosting a series of three virtual trainings on different professional journalism topics starting next week.

03/19/2021

Newspapers help preserve access to public records

As we draw this year’s Sunshine Week to a close, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate how we can contribute to both transparency and recording names and events for history.

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