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AD LIBS: Sometimes it’s good to create a stir

By John Foust Greensboro, NC My wife and I have family friends who told us about their boating […]

PUMARLO: Impress upon readers the underlying value of public records

By Jim Pumarlo Hardly a year passes without legal requirements for public notices coming under assault. It’s happening […]

One checklist for evaluating, advocating coverage of sensitive issues

By Jim Pumarlo Editors are routinely challenged with making uncomfortable news decisions. To be certain, there is no […]

Uvalde editor: We had a wall of awards, but we didn’t do enough

By Al Cross The town of Uvalde, Texas, pop. 15,000, and its same-named county of 25,000 were very […]

Warm Wishes for 2024 From Your Minnesota Newspaper Association

As 2023 has come to a close, I would like to personally thank you for your continued support […]

Do you know where your fire extinguishers are?

By John Foust Greensboro, NC We all want to take care of our advertisers and coworkers. Well, there’s […]

Pumarlo: Carefully screen columns by public officials

By Jim Pumarlo How will the Legislature deal with a record budget surplus, and what will it mean […]

Column: Editor ‘can handle mean,’ but can’t stand ‘baseless cynicism and unwillingness to think’

By Al Cross This month’s column is mainly from someone else, because it illustrates a serious problem facing […]

Ad Libs: The power of enthusiasm

By John Foust Greensboro, N.C. There’s a story about a professor of literature at the University of North […]

Prime time to take inventory of your newsmakers

By Jim Pumarlo Here’s a periodic action item for every newspaper: The exercise can be quite revealing in […]