A blog about current events using both humor as well as straight forward commentary. This blog is designed to entertain as well as inform.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
It's great to be here
I go through about five newspapers a day, so it's nice to be able to have my own place in which to tell the world exactly what I think. With any luck, you'll find this blog fun and interesting to read. Thank you for your time.
My background includes nearly 30 years in the media business. I started my career covering sports for my high school paper and the local weekly. I went on to United Press International as a copyboy and and then as a reporter, editor, sales executive and regional manager. I spent 2-1/2 years in the circulation department at the Chicago Sun-Times and started a newspaper aimed at trade show and convention delegates in Chicago -- all the while earning my MBA at Northwestern University. I spent 13 years at Tribune Media Services, syndicating comics, columns, puzzles and wire services. I wrote a column about the newspaper industry for a newspaper trade magazine, News & Tech, and have been a freelance reporter for a Massachusetts parenting magazine, baystateparent, where I won four journalism awards, three from the New England Newspaper & Press Association and the other from the Parenting Media Association. I've also worked for a website. I co-authored a book with a Bryn Mawr College anthropology professor, Phil Kilbride, on plural marriage. As for my politics, I'm neither conservative enough for the Democrats nor liberal enough for the Republicans.