Tag Archives: reporting

Reporting Will Change You

I never talked to strangers until five years ago when I did some newspaper reporting.(internal link) That changed me. I was forced to ask questions, the best I could think of. Turns out that nearly everybody is interesting if you … Continue reading

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Quartzsite Coverage Coming Soon!

Along with finding things on my wish list and getting new information for my new book, I’ll be doing some reporting for Rock&Gem. The PowWow (internal link) starts Wednesday. — Follow me on Instagram: tgfarley https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/

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Reporting on Twitter – The Death of Journalism

Since when did covering Twitter amount to reporting? “Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a ‘tone deaf’ photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate … Continue reading

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Essays and Lazy Writing

Many posts ago, I asked what a kind of writing style was called. (internal link) I’ve figured it out. They are essays, pretending to be reporting. I am frustrated by such writing in that they waste the reader’s time. With … Continue reading

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What Is Literature? — Continued

<— Previous post on literature It might be said that literature aspires to something higher, art perhaps. Artistic merit. Perhaps. None of the reporting I’ve done, the blogs for trial lawyers that I write, none of the magazine articles I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Who Will Write The News?

The Contra Costa Times, The San Jose Mercury News, and The Oakland Tribune are going out of business. (external link) They are victims of consolidation, the three publications being folded into smaller newspapers and digital outlets with different names. This is all … Continue reading

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