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Thank God For Kids

I apparently do not post that often anymore. Well I have never been a very frequent blogger, but this post has been …

Reporters vs. Journalists

Phil’s Note:  This was written several weeks prior to posting when I decided to start blogging again…unfortunately it was written just before …


I’m not sure who said it, but I’ve heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Sometimes that’s true, but sometimes …


The murders of Taylor Placker and Skyla Whitaker were really the first big story I ever reported on in my news career. Sure I had worked behind the scenes and coordinated coverage of other big events, but this was a case where I got to be on the scene.

Write Right

If you watch the news, then you probably know the news lingo. They are those highly predictable phrases that seem to pop up in story after story. I had a news director who called it ‘Journalese’ and it was banned in his newsroom.