I had the opportunity to speak to the current class of Leadership Susquehanna Valley on Thursday. As usual, The Daily Item sponsored the group’s Communication-themed day. That won me about 15 minutes to address the members of this year’s class.
The late Indira Gandhi, India’s first and still only female prime minister, is reported to have said something in a 1982 interview that I think means more today than it did then.
A few weeks ago, I sat in on a very cordial meeting with a group of religious leaders to discuss how to get more good news into the newspaper. They wanted to know how best to reach out to us with events they were hosting in hopes we could cover them if warranted.
I have lived, worked and voted in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia and Pennsylvania since I was first old enough to cast a ballot in 1973.
Outside of maybe a new shirt, a book by a favorite author or a bottle of a preferred adult beverage, there aren’t many material things that I or many people my age really need or want.
They didn’t get the attention received by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on gerrymandering and having a citizenship question on the U.S. Census, but the nation’s top court also made two troubling rulings last week on First Amendment and Freedom of Information Issues.
Once a month, for the past three years, a group of Valley community members has met for an hour in The Daily Item’s first floor conference room to discuss important community and state issues and our coverage — or potential coverage — of them.
A Pew Research Center survey released last week looked at people’s views about community journalism. Among other things, it showed that people place strong value on local journalists being a part of their community.
Sometime back in the 1990s, I remember reading — OK, skimming — a book titled “All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek.”
One of the great things about this job is that in editing stories reporters turn in, I know I’m likely to learn something that makes me stop and think.
One of the great things about this job is that in editing stories reporters turn in, I know I'm likely to learn something that makes me stop and think.
There’s a scene in the 1965 movie “A Thousand Clowns,” in which actor Jason Robards, playing a character named Murray Burns, talks about standing on a Manhattan street corner, telling random strangers who walk by, “I’m sorry.”
Last Sunday I wrote about something new at The Daily Item — daily news, sports and weather updates now available on the Amazon Alexa devices and app. Already, according to the metrics we receive from Amazon, hundreds have begun to listen.
The polls we run on our website each day are certainly not scientific. They are simply a way for us to interact with readers and the readers with us.
During last week’s 85th District State House forum between Republican incumbent Fred Keller and Democratic challenger Jennifer Rager-Kay, an audience member asked whether the candidates thought there was going to be a Blue (Democratic) Wave or a Red (Republican) Wave in the Nov. 6 midterm el…
Weather and all else permitting, I’ll be at Citi Field in New York next Saturday night with my two sons, Dave and Dan, for the New York Mets’ game against the Miami Marlins.
AUSTIN, Texas — I hadn’t checked the schedule of lunch speakers in advance, so I didn’t realize until last Monday that New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger would be the Tuesday lunch headliner at the American Society of News Editors/Associated Press Media Editors News Leadership Conferen…
When I became editor of The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa. in 1996, I inherited a promising staff of young journalists. Supported by some talented veterans, they produced a lot of terrific community journalism.
Last Sunday afternoon, I got an alert on my phone from MLB.com. Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb had a no-hitter going through eight innings.
A former high school classmate and a current company colleague both face the frightening uncertainty of cancer, which, once in remission, has now recurred.