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Eric Freedman

About: Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is professor of Journalism and director of Capital News Service and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. He is a former Lansing Bureau reporter for the Detroit News and has been a Fulbright journalism instructor in Uzbekistan, Lithuania and the Republic of Georgia.

The Journal Tribune of York, Maine, died on Oct. 12 at the age of 135. The cause was money – actually, lack of it, the daily newspaper said.  Lisa DeSisto, the CEO of the company that had bought the paper 18 months earlier, told employees, “Despite efforts to reduce expenses and grow revenue, we have not been able to make the Journal Tribune profitable. When...
History is what actually happened, right? Or is history what we individually and collectively remember? Or is history what we choose to tell others that we remember? Or what we want to believe? We connect with the past in our own way. Sometimes there’s a prompt, such as the “On This Day in Michigan History” item in the MIRS newsletter or WKAR Radio’s daily “Michigan...

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