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#FAIL, #JCARN: Journalists should learn to ‘fail informatively’

What I have to remember from my failures as a newspaper editor is that if I always waited until I was 100 % sure of all the information I published, I would have never published anything. That’s why David Cohn’s quote really sticks with me. I thought of it immediately when he suggested this month’s topic. I wish I had his conviction that a failure is a success as long as it’s informative.

This should serve as a warning to my students at Ohio University then. If you take my classes, expect to fail. In fact, I want you to try to fail. Don’t go for the safe projects. Go for the crazy ones because you won’t regret the failure. You’ll regret never trying in the first place.

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Freedom Fighters

The core values of the Freedom Communications are integrity, community, self-responsibility, life-long learning, and respect for individual freedom. These are principles by which I try to live. When Freedom announced two weeks ago that it was declaring chapter 11 bankruptcy, I had to ask myself if my paperweight had suddenly become outdated.

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