I’m taking a pass on a Top 10 list this year because I’m not that crazy about 9 of the top 10, reflective, perhaps, of my inability to get out more this year, due to declining health and the difficulty of keeping the blog updated when I’m not in a position to do so. Like it or not, page views are the coin of the realm for people who need to justify their existence as bloggers. Read more

Allow us a moment of pride as we point out that a small cadre MPR newsies as well as David Folkenflik and Mary Louise Kelly at NPR, have been awarded 2018 Ethics in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Both groups had a difficult task in the last year. They had to report on failings within their own organizations. Read more