August 12, 2011 -
By Joe Atkins, Labor South H.L. Mencken, the "sage of Baltimore" and old-school curmudgeon of journalism, once had this to say about journalistic objectivity: "I've been a reporter for many years, and I can tell you that no reporter worth a hoot ever wrote a purely objective story."
March 3, 2011 -
We all know the story: Newspapers and other "legacy media" have slashed their reporting budgets. More and more, blogs and social media are where people turn to find out what's happening.
December 23, 2010 -
Let's play a little Facing South Jeopardy. Here's the answer: YOU. Now -- can you guess the question?
July 15, 2010 -
As Facing South readers know, Sue Sturgis and I have led two major public interest journalism projects in recent months: Our investigative series on the growing problem of coal ash waste, and our
July 7, 2010 -
The latest video from the BP oil disaster by Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen of Alabama shows the difficulties reporters and others face in trying to document the effects of the catastrophe.