- Paul Nyden, a longtime investigative reporter at the Charleston Gazette, used to say he had two tenets that guided his work. The first was: "Figure out who the bad guys are, and fuck 'em." And the second was: "Then fuck 'em again." Not exactly what they teach in J-school. But in West Virginia, where the entire arc of the state's history has been perverted by a seemingly endless run of bad guys, it's not only a justifiable approach to journalism; it's an essential one.
Looking back: The Sunday Paper 2014.11.09-2015.11.08 Year in Review
From What I'm Reading
"Places are complicated things to love." - Heather Hansman, in Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West.