Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winner - Second Place - Best General Commentary - Division 5 - 2014 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest


On Dec. 6, 2014 at the 2014 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon and Newsroom Seminar at the Indianapolis Marriott North, I won an award for the second year in a row. I won Second Place for General Commentary for Division 5, which comprises daily newspapers with circulations between 14,000 and 34,999.


Although I submitted the required three columns published in the Kokomo Tribune between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, my Aug. 8, 2013 column, "A People's History of Mitch Daniels," was singled out by the judges. Here are their judges' notes:
"House of Burgess takes aim at censorship particularly Purdue president's quest to eliminate 'A People's History of the United States' for credit. Burgess doesn't let President Mitch Daniels off the hook about his stance with repeated attempts to contact him and including his deflections. Burgess then launches a book club on Twitter where he reads one chapter of the book each day and discusses it online at #zinnbookclub. It's a creative and digitally savvy way to reach beyond his local readers and pull a global audience into the discussion."
2013-08-08 – “House of Burgess - A People's History of Mitch Daniels” [Page: A4]

2014-05-21 – “House of Burgess - Beware, folks, 'Life is offensive'” [Page: A4] 


I was one of five Kokomo Tribune coworkers to take home some hardware that day. Here is the full story about it:


Kokomo Tribune wins eight awards at contest

From Staff Reports | Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:19 pm
The Kokomo Tribune brought home eight awards at this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.
The results were announced at the annual awards luncheon Saturday at the Indianapolis Marriott North. Work submitted to the contest was published between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Second place for Best Editorial Cartoonist went to Gene Herndon, whose work the judges described as “witty, funny [and a] great use of trendy topics.”
Second place for Best Business/Economic News Coverage went to Scott Smith, former Tribune reporter, for his March 14, 2014, story, “All eyes on the price.” “The auction is a fascinating story in itself, but the story uses it to open [a] window through which readers can learn about the condition of the local agricultural economy,” wrote the judges. “A nice mix of human interest and business reporting.”
Second place for Best General Commentary went to Rob Burgess, Tribune night editor. A total of three entries were required for the category, but his Aug. 8, 2013 column, "A People's History of Mitch Daniels," was singled out by the judges. "House of Burgess takes aim at censorship, particularly [the] Purdue president's quest to eliminate 'A People's History of the United States' for credit,” wrote the judges. “Burgess doesn't let President Mitch Daniels off the hook about his stance with repeated attempts to contact him and including his deflections. Burgess then launches a book club on Twitter where he reads one chapter of the book each day and discusses it online at #zinnbookclub. It's a creative and digitally savvy way to reach beyond his local readers and pull a global audience into the discussion.”
Kelly Lafferty Gerber, Tribune photographer, took home two awards for her March 23 story, “The flying unicyclist.” She placed second in the Best Profile Feature category. “What a fun read! I really enjoyed learning about this interesting person, and it was just the right length to keep the reader going,” wrote the judges. She also placed second in the Best Still Photo Story with Audio or Video Story category for the accompanying video. “Great job,” wrote the judges, “stands out in this category.”
Tim Bath, Tribune photographer, also won two awards. His photo, “Champions,” won second place in the Best Sports Feature Photo category. “Nice job capturing a moment,” wrote the judges. Bath also won third place in the Best General News Photo category for his “Clean up” photo. “Nice frame that tells the whole story,” wrote the judges.
Tribune staff won third place in the Best Special Section for “Kokomo Strong.” “Good publication about an unfortunate circumstance,” wrote the judges. “The photos were enhanced by poignant quotes mixed throughout the booklet – a nice touch. It would have been nice to read more about the disaster, but I suppose those who lived through it didn’t need to be told again.”
The Kokomo Tribune competes in Division 5, which covers daily newspapers with circulations between 14,000 and 34,999.
The HSPA, founded in 1933, is a trade association representing 167 daily and weekly paid-circulation newspapers in Indiana, according to its website. HSPA provides legal information, training and other services to its members.



Monday, November 17, 2014

"One Year Later"


On Nov. 17, 2013, two F-2 tornadoes touched down in Kokomo, Indiana, causing an estimated $2.8 million dollars of damage to 300 homes and businesses. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Kokomo Tribune published a special section, "One Year Later." I wrote one of the main stories for this package, "Tornadoes damage 300 homes and commercial properties," in addition to three sidebars. You can view my story and the rest of the package online by clicking the links below:

Special section compilation video



I also contributed the audio from my interview with survivor Karen Glendenning for the accompanying video, "One year later: In their own words."


On April 17, 2015, the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors held their spring meeting at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis. The event also featured their 2015 IAPME Journalism Contest awards ceremony, during which the Kokomo Tribune won two awards, including a staff award for First Place for Best Multimedia Package. The Kokomo Tribune competed in Division 2, which covers newspapers with daily circulations of 20,000 to 49,999. AP member newspaper editors in Iowa judged the contest.

And you can read the entire winners list from the ceremony here:

Elkhart newspaper takes top honors in IAPME contest

The Associated Press | Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 6:33 pm
INDIANPOLIS (AP) — Anne Christnovich, Tim Vandenack, Sarah Welliver and the staff of The Elkhart Truth won top honors at the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors' awards ceremony Friday for their coverage of the five-year aftermath of the Great Recession.
Their package won the Kent Cooper award for best overall newswriting at the IAPME spring meeting held at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis.
Judges say the package offered a "true sense of the community and what it had gone through."
Erin McCracken of the Evansville Courier & Press won the Bushemi Sweepstakes Award for a photo titled "Thankful."
The Will Counts Photojournalism Award for the top young photojournalist went to Caitlin O'Hara, a 2014 Indiana University graduate and summer intern at The Herald in Jasper.
AP member newspaper editors in Iowa judged the contest.
Following are the contest winners in these circulation divisions:
— Division 1, newspapers with daily circulations of 50,000 or more.
— Division 2, newspapers with daily circulations of 20,000 to 49,999.
— Division 3, newspapers with daily circulations of 9,000 to 19,999.
— Division 4, newspapers with daily circulations of 8,999 or less.
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DIVISION 2
EDITORIAL WRITING:
1st place: Greg Halling, The Elkhart Truth, "LGBTQ Hiring Practices"
2nd Place: Max Jones, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, "It's Time to End Divisive Battle"
3rd Place: Mark Bennett, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, "Get Your Austerity Here!"
COLUMN WRITING (GENERAL INTEREST):
1st place: Douglas Walker, Keith Roysdon, The Star Press, Muncie
2nd Place: Mark Bennett, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute
FIRST AMENDMENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS:
1st place: Staff, Journal & Courier, Lafayette, "The Great Chicago Myth"
2nd Place: Seth Slabaugh, The Star Press, Muncie, "What Keeps BSU Sports Alfoat?"
COLUMN WRITING (SPORTS):
1st place: Bill Beck, The Elkhart Truth,
2nd Place: Blake Sebring, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne
3rd Place: Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne
NONDEADLINE SPORTS REPORTING:
1st place: Ben Breiner, The Star Press, Muncie, "Lucky to Be Sitting Here"
2nd Place: Jon Blau, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, "North's Wilson Carrying Torch for His Family"
3rd Place: Steve Krah, The Elkhart Truth, "Goshen Basketball Player Olivia Love Copes with Tragedy with Help from Family"
DEADLINE SPORTS REPORTING:
1st place: Bill Beck, The Elkhart Truth, "4A Semistate: Fickert Made Sure Northridge's Football Rise Will Continue"
2nd Place: Jeremy Price, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, "Moren Named IU Women's Basketball Coach"
3rd Place: Todd Golden, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, "Guts, Sweat, Tears"
FEATURE WRITING:
1st place: Sarah Welliver, The Elkhart Truth, "Autistic Children Receive Help Living, Learning Through ABA Therapy"
2nd Place: Laura Lane, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, "Nothing Remains of Homestead"
3rd Place: Bill Beck, The Elkhart Truth, "Miguel Reyes Fights Brain Tumor with Help of Concord School Family"
FEATURE SERIES:
1st place: Anne Christnovich, Tim Vandenack, Sarah Welliver, Staff, The Elkhart Truth, "Five Years Later"
2nd Place: Sue Loughlin, Lisa Trigg, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, "I-70 Stories: Behind the Numbers, There Are People"
3rd Place: Wei-Huan Chen, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, "Graffiti Warfare"
NONDEADLINE NEWS REPORTING:
1st place: Jon Blau, Rod Spaw, Abigail Tonsing, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, "Family Members Recall Crisis That Lead Up to 2 Deaths"
2nd Place: Seth Slabaugh, Keith Roysdon, Douglas Walker, The Star Press, Muncie, "Ball State University Swindled"
3rd Place: Jeff Parrott, The Elkhart Truth, "Tragic Elkhart Fire that Killed 6 Kids in 1998 Still Haunts Community"
DEADLINE NEWS REPORTING:
1st place: Staff, Journal & Courier, Lafayette, "Purdue Shooting"
2nd Place: Angelle Barbazon, Emily Taylor, Krystal Vivian, Staff, The Elkhart Truth, "Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down in Indiana"
3rd Place: Staff, The Elkhart Truth, "Shooting Tragedy at Martin's Super Market"
HEADLINE WRITING:
1st place: Deb Sprong, The Elkhart Truth
2nd Place: Deb Sprong, The Elkhart Truth
USE OF GRAPHICS:
1st place: Staff, Kokomo Tribune, "At the Fair"
PAGE ONE MAKE-UP:
1st place: James Willis, Alicia Morgan, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, "Cold Case Heats Up"
2nd Place: Jennifer Tilley, Janice Rickert, Bill Thornbro, Penny Reid, The Herald-Times, Bloomington, "Concrete Embezzlement Conspiracy"
3rd Place: Brad Saleik, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, "Examining the Soul of a School"
MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE:
1st place: Staff, Kokomo Tribune, "Tornado: One Year Later"
2nd Place: Staff, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, "50 Years of IPFW"
3rd Place: Bill Beck, Sarah Welliver, The Elkhart Truth, "Concord Coach Tim Dawson Hopes Football Rekindles Fire after His Son's Death"
BEST USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS:
1st place: Gwen Ragno, Natasha Tucker, staff, The Elkhart Truth, "Flavor 574"
2nd Place: Staff, Tribune-Star, Terre Haute
3rd Place: Ryan Martin, Damon Null, Amanda Mitchell, Staff, The Elkhart Truth
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On Dec. 5, 2015 at the 2015 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest Awards Luncheon and Newsroom Seminar at the Indianapolis Marriott North, I, along with the rest of the Kokomo Tribune staff, won First Place for Best Special Section.


The Kokomo Tribune competes in Division 5, which comprises daily newspapers with circulations between 14,000 and 34,999.


Here are the judges' notes:
"The staff left no story unturned in documenting the year-after recovery from a devastating tornado. Powerful personal stories and gripping photos, plus extensive digital content."


This was one of 15 awards the Kokomo Tribune won that day. Here is the full story about it:

Kokomo Tribune wins 15 awards in contest

From Staff Reports | Posted: Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:01 pm
The Kokomo Tribune brought home 15 awards at this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.
The results were announced at the 49th annual awards luncheon Saturday at the Indianapolis Marriott North. Work submitted to the contest was published between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.
The Tribune’s staff as a whole won first place in the Best Special Section category for the entry, “One Year Later.” “The staff left no story unturned in documenting the year-after recovery from a devastating tornado,” wrote the judges. “Powerful personal stories and gripping photos, plus extensive digital content.”
The Tribune received a second place nod for General Excellence. “The General Excellence Award is given to one paper in each of the six circulation divisions based on a point system,” wrote the judges. “Winners in this category should exemplify excellence in all aspects of newspaper publication, including mechanical excellence, editorial content and appearance.”
The Tribune also won second place in the Best Online Site/Web Page category for the homepage, www.kokomotribune.com. “The top module on the homepage gives the user a good quick scan of stories and the ability to quickly find something that interests you,” wrote the judges. “The mobile experience is good. The photos used for the thumbnails were well chosen to help draw you into the posts.”
Several individual Tribune staffers were awarded top honors for their work.
First place for Best Editorial Cartoonist in the daily category went to Gene Herndon. First place in the Best Editorial Writer category went to Jeff Kovaleski. First place in the Best Use of Graphics category went to Rodney Ogle.
First place in the Best Community Service category went to Carson Gerber for his entry, “Mental health.” “The breadth and depth of this project on the lack of mental health resources makes it a top winner in the community service category,” wrote the judges. “The stories were thorough, informative and well-written.”
Josh Sigler won first place for Best Sports News or Feature Coverage for his story, “Concussions: Scary situations.” “Very informative,” the judges wrote. “Good use of pullouts and online extras. Also very well written on top of all of that.” Sigler also won second place in the Best Sports Feature Photo for photo accompanying this story. “The timely, national issue gives gravitas to this,” wrote the judges.
Martin Slagter won third place in the Best Feature Section or Pages category. “Good localizing features,” wrote the judges. “Some pages were a little busy.”
The Tribune’s photography staff was also decorated for their work.
Tim Bath won second place in the Best General News Photo category for his photo, “Dad.” “Emotion and excitement was captured best in the frame before the hug,” wrote the judges.
Kelly Lafferty Gerber won a total of four awards at the ceremony. She took first place in the Best General News Photo category for her photo, “Reunion.” “Two touching moments captured simultaneously,” wrote the judges. She won third place in the Best Feature Photo category for her photo, “Adopt.” “You have photographed love, which isn’t easy,” wrote the judges. She won first place in the Best Picture Story with Audio or Video Story category for her entry, “The Girl Who Didn’t Quit.” “I loved the beginning of this video,” wrote the judges. “It showed her ‘girliness’ and really drew me into the story. I liked the inclusion of her practicing and other team activities, especially the photographer taking her portrait. The only thing that was missing for me was game action and her reacting after a play or being tired after the game. Nice job.” She also won third place in the same category for her entry, “Beauty.” "It was a nice human interest story,” wrote the judges. “I liked the addition of photos in the video. The hairdresser was cute, and she had a nice story that was told well.”
The Kokomo Tribune competes in Division 5, which covers daily newspapers with circulations between 14,000 and 34,999.
The HSPA, founded in 1933, is a trade association representing 167 daily and weekly paid-circulation newspapers in Indiana, according to its website. HSPA provides legal information, training and other services to its members.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#zinnbookclub




In July 2013, Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco revealed through a Freedom of Information Act request these emails. They showed how current Purdue University president Mitch Daniels targeted Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" for deletion during his tenure as governor.

These revelations helped inspire me to write the following stories and columns:



2015-04-29 – “House of Burgess - An open letter to Mitch Daniels” [Page: A4]

2017-03-08 - "House of Burgess - Arkansas bill would ban Zinn books" [Page: A4]

(HB 1834 would ban Howard Zinn's books in Arkansas schools. So, I sent my copy to a teacher there.)

In my Aug. 8, 2013 column, "A People's History of Mitch Daniels," I issued the following challenge: I would read one chapter per day of "A People's History" and tweet about it using the hashtag #zinnbookclub with each post. Since I purge my social media accounts from time to time, I wanted to preserve an archive of these tweets. I would challenge everyone to try a similar experiment. You can find the complete text of the book on the website History Is A Weapon by clicking here.

This project was cited in my winning Second Place entry for Best General Commentary for Division 5 in the 2014 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

18th July, 2013
01:57 - The difference between @purduemitch and me: He wants to ban Howard Zinn and I would make his work mandatory reading for students.

22nd July, 2013

7th August, 2013
14:40 - Starting Thursday, I'll be reading and discussing a chapter per day of "A People's History" using the hashtag #zinnbookclub
14:42 - If you don't have a copy of "A People's History," the full text is available here. Care to join us, @purduemitch?

8th August, 2013
14:57 - Powerful Christopher Columbus quote: "With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want." #zinnbookclub
15:10 - A few grafs into this book and Columbus has already lied, killed and stolen multiple times. I hate this guy all over again. #zinnbookclub
16:37 - The destruction of the natives peoples was so immense. Just terrible. #zinnbookclub
16:54 - Spaniards "rode the backs of Indians if they were in a hurry." Excuse while I vomit. #zinnbookclub
19:25 - Zinn: "To emphasize the heroism of Columbus and his successors ... is not a technical necessity but an ideological choice." #zinnbookclub

9th August, 2013
14:57 - It seems like racism is almost a byproduct of slavery in some ways. Much easier to subjugate those you consider subhuman. #zinnbookclub

10th August, 2013
19:40 - Same old story: divide those whom you oppress, let them fight each other and rule unopposed. Simple. #zinnbookclub
19:43 - Zinn: "The House of Burgesses in Jamestown declared war on the Indians." Not cool, Burgesses! Not cool! #zinnbookclub

12th August, 2013
15:17 - Just some light pool reading... #zinnbookclub http://t.co/S9FDuWsUUV
20:35 - I bet what @purduemitch hates about APHOTUS is the acknowledgement of U.S. class warfare. Not a lot of "soon-to-haves" here. #zinnbookclub

13th August, 2013
18:10 - The rich declare war. The poor fight it. #zinnbookclub
19:26 - Zinn: "[Alexander] Hamilton suggested a President and Senate chosen for life." Nightmarish thought. #zinnbookclub
23:10 - RT @IU06 @robaburg Well, he was a pro-British, pro elite-class Federalist!

14th August, 2013
11:03 - Zinn: "[The Founding Fathers] did not want balance, except one which kept things as they were." #zinnbookclub
11:21 - Zinn: "It was assumed men ... would sin, but women must not surrender." Not exactly fair! #zinnbookclub
11:54 - Took a break from reading about women's historical oppression to fold laundry and vacuum. This is what progress looks like. #zinnbookclub
14:38 - Thanks to @purduemitch, "People's History" is hard to find. Are you reading it? All the cool kids are. #zinnbookclub
19:10 - The term "Indian Removal" is the ultimate in unsatisfying euphemisms. #zinnbookclub
19:20 - Chief Black Hawk: "The white men do not scalp the head; but they do worse - they poison the heart." #zinnbookclub

16th August, 2013
18:56 - Zinn: "Cherokees could not testify in court against any white." Yikes. #zinnbookclub
19:36 - Henry David Thoreau: "It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right."
#zinnbookclub
19:42 - Horace Greeley: "Is not Life miserable enough, comes not death soon enough, without resort to the hideous enginery of War?" #zinnbookclub
20:33 - RT @IU06 @robaburg Cherokees went to SC to fight removal. Marshall said they could stay, Jackson says SC is a joke. Jackson wins, natives gone.

17th August, 2013
12:16 - Zinn: "As often in war, battles were fought without point." He's talking about the Mexican-American war, but could be any war. #zinnbookclub

18th August, 2013
19:48 - No offense to anyone who went to Lewis Cass High School or is from Cass County, but the real Lewis Cass was not a great guy. #zinnbookclub

19th August, 2013
14:04 - Zinn: "The United States government's support of slavery was based on an overwhelming practicality." The banality of evil... #zinnbookclub
14:50 - Frederick Douglass: "If there is no struggle there is no progress." Hero. #zinnbookclub
14:52 - Harriet Tubman: "Liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive." Hero. #zinnbookclub
15:10 - Zinn: "[Abraham Lincoln] opposed slavery, but could not see blacks as equals." Lest we forget... #zinnbookclub

21st August, 2013
00:08 @IU06 indeed. Still one of my top five presidents, but certainly not perfect...
00:11 - RT @IU06 @robaburg Conundrum. A man passionate about Declaration and Constitution and what both stood for.
10:22 - RT @IU06 @robaburg One of my favorites as well.
#zinnbookclub

22nd August, 2013
01:39 - Zinn: "The Horatio Alger stories of rags to riches were true for some men, but mostly a myth, and a useful method for control." #zinnbookclub
02:07 - Zinn: "Laws passed by states barred certain kinds of textbooks." Reminds me of someone. Any ideas, @purduemitch? #zinnbookclub

24th August, 2013
10:38 - Mary Ellen Lease: "Wall Street owns the country." #zinnbookclub
17:06 - Zinn: "The supreme act of patriotism was war." #zinnbookclub

25th August, 2013
16:26 Henry Cabot Lodge to William McKinley: "Big corporations here ... all would welcome [war] as relief to suspense" I'll bet... #zinnbookclub

26th August, 2013
18:51 - "Rules for Female Teachers" circa 1800s. #zinnbookclub
20:10 - Zinn: "The strongest Socialist state organization was in
Oklahoma." Who knew? #zinnbookclub

27th August, 2013
19:04 - Henry Ford in March 1931: "The average man won't really do a day's work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it." #zinnbookclub

30th August, 2013
14:29 - Chelsea Manning quoting Howard Zinn: “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” #zinnbookclub

1st September, 2013
17:11 - "Draftee's Prayer," black newspaper, Jan. 1943 #zinnbookclub
17:18 - Henry Kissinger, 1957: "With proper tactics, nuclear war need not be destructive as it appears..." #zinnbookclub
17:30 - Rosa Parks: "The driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand." Hero. #zinnbookclub
17:48 0 Malcolm X: "When you stay radical long enough and get enough people to be like you, you'll get your freedom." #zinnbookclub
17:50 - MLK: "When the guns of war become a national obsession, social needs inevitably suffer." #zinnbookclub

6th September, 2013
00:40 - Miguel Unamuno, Spanish philosopher: "Sometimes to be silent is to lie." #zinnbookclub
00:50 Ever wonder WWJD in wartime? Here's your answer:
http://t.co/RqK4C4fF6Q  #zinnbookclub

7th September, 2013
00:24 - Zinn: "Before 1970, about a million abortions were done every year, of which only about 10,000 were legal." #zinnbookclub

13th September, 2013
19:45 - Did no one in the Nixon administration realize the acronym for Committee to Re-elect the President was CREEP? #zinnbookclub
19:51 - Claud Julien: "The elimination of Nixon leaves intact all the mechanisms and all the false values which permitted [Watergate]."#zinnbookclub

17th September, 2013
14:30 - Shout out to Bill Breeden... #zinnbookclub



18th September, 2013
20:16 - RT @DavidLTharp @robaburg Great column today. I started celebrating Banned Book Week when I was in high school. I would tape list of banned books to my locker and have folks sign their name next to the ones they had read. The most common reaction: "Why is X banned?"

20:14 - @DavidLTharp Thanks, David! Appreciate it. It sounds like we would have been friends in high school. That's awesome...

25th September, 2013
15:56 Zinn: "In a two-party system, if both parties ignore public opinion, there is no place voters can turn." #zinnbookclub
17:31 George Keenan, US ambassador to USSR: "The general effect of Cold War extremism was to delay rather than hasten ... change." #zinnbookclub
22:13 Zinn on his book: "We need some counterforce to avoid being crushed into submission." Biased? Yeah. And? So, what? #zinnbookclub
22:20 Zinn: "How skillful to tax the middle class to pay for the relief of the poor, building resentment on top of humiliation!" #zinnbookclub
22:32 Zinn: "Most histories understate revolt, overemphasize statesmanship, and thus encourage impotency among citizens." #zinnbookclub
22:43 If you only read one chapter of "People's History," make it this one. Dude is still ahead of his time. #zinnbookclub

27th September, 2013
13:16 Zinn: "There is no such thing as pure fact, innocent of interpretation. Behind every fact ... is a judgement." #zinnbookclub
13:18 Today, I finished "People's History" for the second time, just in time for Banned Books Week. Thanks again for the inspiration @purduemitch!