"Flickertales from The Hill" included news and analysis on federal government and politics related to North Dakota, with a special emphasis on the state's congressional delegation.
The blog averaged 7,300 page views each month, making it one of the top five most-read sites among The Forum's two dozen staff blogs. It was discontinued in August 2012. [An archive version is accessible here.]
“Diversion Discussion” was a weekly news-column published in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that answers residents’ questions about the proposed Red River flood protection project.
The accompanying online blog provided those columns and more, including the latest news regarding the ongoing effort to secure the diversion.
The blog averaged 4,000 page views each month, making it one of the top 10 most-read sites among The Forum's two dozen staff blogs. It was discontinued in August 2012. [Sunday columns are available here, and an archive version of the full blog is accessible here.]
During my time at Newsday as an intern in their Washington, D.C. bureau in the spring of 2008, I contributed regular content to Newsday's politics blog, Spin Cycle. Here are samples of my reports:
"Clinton and Obama: Just senators for a day" • March 13, 2008
"Return of the presidential truants" • March 14, 2008
"Rangel criticized on 'pork'" • April 2, 2008
While at The Palm Beach Post, I regularly contribute to the western communities blog, offering bits of news, analysis and insight that enhances traditional reporting. So far in 2015, pageviews to my posts averaged 16,900 per month. Here are samples of my reports:
"Wellington’s 2016 mayoral race could be one to watch" • March 14, 2015
"Wellington Council meeting tonight has major implications" • Jan. 27, 2015
"Lowering standards cost Wellington a potential bidder on trash contract" • April 1, 2015
"Wellington to Straub: No summer polo until you pay $150K in liens" • April 25, 2015
"Patrick Murphy wraps up Election Day still on the campaign trail" • Nov. 8, 2016