Editorial: 5 things that are killing journalistic integrity

When I was a child, I had a favorite news anchor. In my single digit years, I grew up in Lockport, NY, watching WKBW and I was fascinated by Irv Weinstein. Whether it was his voice, demeanor, or simple presence that glued me to the 5 o’clock news, I’m not sure. But watching Irv ignited a lifelong interest in the news and journalism in general. … Continue reading Editorial: 5 things that are killing journalistic integrity

Editorial: Hate and its Symbols Need to Go

The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., have opened wounds that seemingly rarely get a chance to heal as of late. A large group of white supremacists, some of them armed, waving rebel flags and Nazi flags, descended upon the town. And then all hell broke loose. After 32 year old Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester, was run over and killed after a white supremacist drove … Continue reading Editorial: Hate and its Symbols Need to Go

Editorial: “The Media is Liberal.” No S#!t, Sherlock

There are things certain groups of people tend to say as if it is almost a catchphrase for their demographic. It’s the mantra or belief that they fall back on when they have no other argument. “The media is liberal” is one of those catchphrases, mostly used by conservatives to show a bias against, and thus silencing, their world view, as if the xenophobia, extensive … Continue reading Editorial: “The Media is Liberal.” No S#!t, Sherlock

Editorial: The Hills I Shall Die Upon

Any creative person will tell you that in order to start a creative project, one must have a direction. Direction leads to discovery, which leads to focus. For the better part of the last month, I’ve been struggling with finding a direction for this publication. My problem is rooted in the fact that I am interested in so many things, taking a direction seemed impossible. … Continue reading Editorial: The Hills I Shall Die Upon

Editorial: 5 Social and Cultural Habits We Should Break

When one looks at the mundane living habits of humans in the 21st century, it is easy to point out the old, unnecessary things we do simply because “that’s how it’s always been done.” As a utilitarian, I tend to cut out the frivolous from my daily routine in favor of streamlined efficiency. There is too much to do and not enough time to do … Continue reading Editorial: 5 Social and Cultural Habits We Should Break

Editorial: Shades of Grey: Distinguishing fact from speculation in the news

When it comes to the news, I’m an old fashioned guy. I do not care about what might be or what could be. I want to know what is. I understand that the world is complex and nuanced, and I know that not all information about a news story is available at first publication. I am patient enough to wait for new information as it … Continue reading Editorial: Shades of Grey: Distinguishing fact from speculation in the news