On Second Thought

A rare Revolutionary War-era newspaper found in a New Jersey Goodwill

Mike Storms was walking among the crowded shelves of the New Jersey Goodwill facility where he works when something yellow and faded caught his eye. He paused and pulled from the thrift-store jumble a framed sheet of newsprint, dense columns of tiny text topped by a small engraving of a dismembered snake. The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser, it read. […]

Anger toward media spreads into local communities

By David Bauder, The Associated Press The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for many colleagues. While President Donald Trump’s […]

To endorse or not? That is the editorial board’s agonizing question

By Rick Edmonds, Poynter During this much-hyped midterm election, the curious voter might (or might not) want to check out which candidates his or her local newspaper recommends. Whether a search of that sort will yield anything is uncertain, though: Old-fashioned editorial endorsements are still in style some places, long gone at others. What jumped out after I sampled 20 […]


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