Between The Lines: Local TV Stations Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity
Oct23

Between The Lines: Local TV Stations Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity

As a newspaper journalist who cares deeply about good, necessary and morally grounded journalism, I must decry a recent trend of sleazy, tabloid-like reporting I now frequently see from trusted local television news stations: the act of sharing irrelevant articles, often about minorities who’ve committed horrific crimes, to increase website traffic. In other words, click-bait (often racially charged) from (previously) reputable...

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Hitchcock Brewing: Whately Hop Farmers Jump into the Craft Beer Game
Aug22

Hitchcock Brewing: Whately Hop Farmers Jump into the Craft Beer Game

The key ingredient: locally sourced, out back With beer lovers thirsty for experimental and fresh brews, a region that supports local agriculture, and a back-to-the-craft-beer movement sweeping New England, now is the perfect time to open a brewery in Western Massachusetts. Hitchcock Brewing Company is the latest  to toss its recipe into the mix and make a go of making beer for discerning beer drinkers in the Pioneer Valley. Located...

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