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Protest is how we talk to ourselves as a nation — but violence isn’t protest

Jan 7, 2021

Gene Policinski talks about yesterday's events at the U.S. Capitol as a stain upon the fabric of democracy, and how these actions betray the core principles on which the United States was founded and the ...

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Focus on science-based reporting on the vaccine

Jan 5, 2021

This isn’t and shouldn’t be about politics. This is about health reporting and science, and if we don’t have dedicated health reporters — most local news outlets do not, then we ...

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Mr. Biden: How about a new push for First Amendment freedoms?

Dec 10, 2020

Gene Policinski talks about the blatant disregard by Chinese officials of free press’ rights in support of democratic principles in Hong Kong and how the U.S. has lost moral high ground globally ...

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Thankful we can speak our minds this Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2020

Patty Rhule talks about how during this pandemic-era Thanksgiving, all of the freedoms of the First Amendment should be high on the list when counting our blessings and advice on how to keep political ...

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Here’s a solution for everyone bored at home during this pandemic

Nov 18, 2020

Mike created an all-ad special section made up of nothing but half-page (tabloid) ads featuring unique word puzzles made up of the names and key words customized for a variety of local businesses. He had ...

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Great Idea Exchange ⁠— Missouri's Dennis Warden has enough great ideas to keep us busy for a while! PLUS, members share ad plans for holiday season

Oct 20, 2020

Recently, a friend directed me to Missouri publisher and NNA member, Dennis Warden in Owensville. In short, Warden is delighting his readers and making his advertisers happy with both an innovative ...

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Humor, satire: Making the political ‘cut,’ from our earliest days

Oct 15, 2020

As Election 2020 approaches, Gene Policinski talks about the great American tradition of humor and satire that has marked virtually every election and focuses us on facts that otherwise might be lost in ...

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Trump and COVID-19: How ‘free’ are/should we be?

Oct 8, 2020

Gene Policinski talks about how the First Amendment provides protection for what we "could" say and report about President Trump's COVID-19 illness. The "-ish" questions revolve more around what we all ...

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Surviving a crisis — is your newspaper in trouble?

Oct 1, 2020

Jerry Bellune shared the following editorial that ran in the Sept. 24 edition of the Lexington (South Carolina) County Chronicle & The Dispatch News. "It's a letter to our readers and advertisers ...

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