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Hosting regionals is easy as 1, 2, 3

Hosting regionals is easy as 1, 2, 3 Maura Casey HERE ARE AT LEAST THREE good reasons why you — yes, you — should consider hosting a regional conference for editorial writers this year: * It won’t take much time. Trust me. * It will be fun. Trust me on this point, too. I try […]

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The loss of intention

The loss of intention Paul Greenberg Each, he explains, has an essence of its own that speaks to us. A sense of place, a Southerner might say. Newport certainly has one. Its seaside mansions still echo the names of 19th century tycoons. As for this century, images from The Great Gatsby keep recurring – the […]

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Shallow men believe in luck

Shallow men believe in luck Ron Meador When I came to editorial writing a few years ago, middle-aged and clueless, I made a kind of specialty out of odd topics – matters that were on people’s minds and in their conversations but not necessarily at the top of the news. Sure, I’d say, I’ll do […]

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Opinion readership scores higher than common wisdom predicts

Opinion readership scores higher than common wisdom predicts Susan Albright The Star Tribune was still pretty foreign territory to me when I ran into the business editor one day in the hallway. His name was soothingly familiar – we’d both worked at the Louisville Times in the ’70s. His assessment of editorial page readership was […]