Out Loud: Social media, fake news and your local newspaper

Editor’s note: I’m giving Jack a turn again this week. “Fake news” is taken to mean one thing at the national level, but something...

Out Loud: Fake news, American institutions, and the presidency

Getting your “news” from social media differs greatly from getting it from established news media. News media, if they at all value their reputations, must...

Out Loud: Our fire story …

I had forgotten to turn up the volume on the scanner in my office, when Jack called me on my cell phone Wednesday...

Out Loud: July 19, 2018

When people move to Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or environs, one of the first questions they ask is, “Why are there three...

Out Loud: July 5, 2018

I just finished the annual budget for Idyllwild House Publishing Co. Ltd. last Friday, Jack and I had our shareholders’ and directors’ meetings...

Out Loud: June 14, 2018

It happened that late Thursday afternoon last week, a visitor appeared in the office to speak with me. I would say it was...

Out Loud: June 7, 2018

Have you ever celebrated those wacky celebratory days and months like National Popcorn Poppin’ Month (October) or Kiss & Make Up Day (Aug....

Out Loud: May 24, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend not only is the best time to sort through yard and garage sales, but a boatload of events occurring...

Out Loud: May 17, 2018

Back in February, when I traveled to Sacramento with my grandson to attend a California News Publishers Association board meeting, a funny incident...

Out Loud: May 10, 2018

One of many reasons we open our Wednesday news meetings to the public is to gather story ideas from attendees. The people who...
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