‘It’s patriotic to question authority’

Publisher’s note:  Margaret W. Freivogel wrote this appreciation of Dudman on his retirement from the Bangor Daily News in 2012.  The piece appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, which merged later with St. Louis Public Radio where Freivogel was editor.  (She is the wife of GJR publisher William H. Freivogel.) by Margaret Wolf Freivogel It’s…

McCaskill’s town hall pitch for media literacy

by Terry Ganey TIPTON, Mo.—Sen. Claire McCaskill held 10 town hall meetings across Missouri last week, fielding hundreds of questions about issues like health care, sanctions against Russia, and the sharing of voters’ information. But it was at a forum in Tipton, a small town in the middle of the state, where McCaskill was asked…

‘Truth did not die,’ Garrett tells GJR audience

compiled for GJR What is new … right now … is after years of Americans wondering if journalism matters … we have a renewed fascination and curiosity about what journalism is, what it does and what are the ethical and professional obligations upon which it stands. The audience … hasn’t been this curious, this attentive…