NEW ORLEANS — When I set off for New Orleans to help cover the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, I confess I expected to bear witness to remarkable rejuvenation. Continue reading
The strategy is clear: if you can’t beat Trump to the media spotlight, join him there. Continue reading
It has become something of a cliché (as are butter cows), but the Iowa State Fair gives us an opportunity to see most of the 2016 candidates in one location with actual people. How they work a crowd, answer an unscripted question or — yes — consume a corn dog will give us something to work with until the next debate. Continue reading
For me, by far the most eye-opening revelation in the early stages of this 2016 campaign is the sheer breadth of diversity in the field.
Count it up. Two women. Two Cuban Americans. One African American. Candidates hailing from California to New Jersey; from Vermont to Texas.
Some of them aren’t even millionaires. Continue reading
The U.S. Census has officially concluded that the majority of Americans under the age of 5 are children of color. Yet we still live in a world where our continuing tugs of war over identity periodically explode into incomprehensible violence and resentment. As the next generation comes of age, it is more important than ever that we learn to see each other. Continue reading
If there is one question I get every time I speak to young, aspiring journalists, it is this: How do you keep your opinion/bias/emotion out of the story you’re covering? My answer has been pretty straightforward: Keep an open mind, and it won’t be a problem. And then Charleston happened. Continue reading
- Gwen’s Take: A blacksmith and a gamer walk into a bar … What you didn’t know about the 2016 candidates
In my business we’re often criticized for focusing too heavily on the horse race nature of a political campaign. This is often a fair and just criticism. We do it because it’s easy, and because sometimes it’s fun. Here’s the hard part: telling people what they actually need to know. Continue reading