Is 80% “good enough”? Thoughts on Internet Penetration is Franklin County

Yesterday in the car, driving along Route 47, my friend said, "Wow, Sunderland really is just a lot of land." As a student at a large state university, it is strange to think about my current home as being "rural". Nevertheless, that is exactly what it is, don't let the pizza place or the laundromat … Continue reading Is 80% “good enough”? Thoughts on Internet Penetration is Franklin County

Gone Home: the return to photography

In a roundabout way, I'm picking a fight with the concept that photographs are "made" rather than "taken". The act of depressing the button that fires the shutter and the light captured in the split second is recorded--that is a process of taking a piece of reality and keeping it for yourself. That is the moment when someone's soul is stolen--captured along with the light inside the camera.

Short Stop: the Ethics of the Promotional Interview

Another year, another set of thorny ethical questions to contend with. Specifically, at what point does journalism turn into semi-independent PR? One of the staples of any news-source relationship, be it the politician, the special-interest group, or the business, is the interview. Interviews rarely happen unless someone is trying to sell something. That something could … Continue reading Short Stop: the Ethics of the Promotional Interview