My Year of Living (Not So) Dangerously

There are three kinds of “leaps” a person can take: A leap of conscience A leap of comfort A leap of faith A year ago, I took all three. I ran giddy and trembling into the unknown. I leaped – and so far at least, it seems I stuck the landing. I’ve done this before:Continue reading “My Year of Living (Not So) Dangerously”

Out of Edelman, Back Into the Fire

ON JUNE 27, 1990, I was having dinner by the beach in Santa Barbara when I looked up and noticed the city was on fire. Within minutes we heard the sirens and my fellow restaurant patrons headed for the door and out of town, away from danger. I, however, slapped on my press pass andContinue reading “Out of Edelman, Back Into the Fire”

Freedom From the Press Should Empower Today’s Journalists

Journalists have more on their minds these days than the mere transformation of their profession. They are struggling with being just like everyone else. Journalists are used to being special. They are the only professionals with their own line in the U.S. Constitution — "Freedom of the press." That meant anyone could be a reporter,Continue reading “Freedom From the Press Should Empower Today’s Journalists”