Kevin Slimp

Mighty Unusual Time

Have we ever experienced a time like this in the news business? I’ve been noticing a couple of patterns lately, and I wonder if you...

Assume the attitude of a lifelong learner

More art than science. More craft than vocation. More a calling than a profession. All these statements are true about our chosen field of journalism....

Who’s your friend?

I’m a friendly guy. Most people who know me genuinely like me…and I like them.. I can be a strong friend. I can stand by...

Too many opinions spoil a presentation

Back when I was in the ad agency business, I made a logo presentation that turned into a fiasco. It was an uncomfortable reminder...

2018 Better Newspaper Competition Call For Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 New England Better Newspaper Competition! This is the largest, most comprehensive and most competitive newspaper awards...

Obituaries September 2018

CONNECTICUT Howard K. French Jr. Richard C. DeCarlo Barbara A. Guluzzy Carol A. Murzyn MAINE None reported MASSACHUSETTS Mary MCarthy James Robert Wheeler William L. Plante Jr. Mary E. McCarthyNEW HAMPSHIRE Carolyn Ann Disco RHODE...
GenePolicinsky

‘Enemies of the people?’ Simply, plainly – ‘no.’

As plainly and clearly as one can say or write this: Journalism and journalists are not "enemies of the people." A free press brings us the...

Six essential steps to trend reporting

A major goal of news reporting is to keep readers abridged of things, so it makes sense that uncovering and understanding trends should be...

Journalists are not the enemy of the people

In August 2018, more than 350 news outlets across the country participated in a coordinated effort, publishing editorials that defend the vital role that...

“Showing” beats “telling” every time

On a visit to my eye doctor for a check-up, I noticed a poster on the wall in the examination room. It featured a...