Thoughts on teaching journalistic writing

My friend Ken Fuson, the greatest writer in the history of the Des Moines Register, died in January. I wrote the news obituary about his death. My first paragraph: “Ken Fuson would have written this better.” I feel the same way as I explore my thoughts about writing and teaching writing as I study atContinue reading “Thoughts on teaching journalistic writing”

Writer no more? That looks like my future

When I worked at my old shop, I joked about how arcane the craft of journalism was. One of my oft-repeated lines was being a practicing journalist in the 21st century is like being an endangered species that is still actively hunted. Ha, ha. I had many such jests. A newspaper newsroom is like livingContinue reading “Writer no more? That looks like my future”