Len La Barth
A newspaperman reads and reflects.
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Category Archives: Newspapers
It’s true – you never forget your first city editor. Jim Sneddon, who is now city controller in York, Pa., provided a certain brash, young reporter with valuable guidance at the start of his career in 1984. I thought of … Continue reading
Two “truisms” I learned as a young reporter: never submit your story to the subjects of the story to “review” in advance of publication, and never agree to quote approval. I always considered it a trust issue: I believed the … Continue reading
Journalists know the name Roy Peter Clark. He’s the longtime writer still probably best known for his 29-part serial narrative piece, “Three Little Words,” published in the St. Petersburg Times, which eloquently chronicled the story of one family’s experience with … Continue reading
The inspiration for a generation of journalists.
My first job out of college was working the nights and weekends shift at the Delaware County Daily Times in suburban Philadelphia. Working 3 to 11 p.m. or 4 to midnight was a sweet gig for a 22-year-old – believe … Continue reading