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The Washington Post

Here’s how you can help my son. He needs more than ‘awareness’ of autism.

April 7, 2022

Developmental milestones just changed for the first time in years

February 10, 2022

My kids are not okay. Canceling school is not sustainable—or responsible.

January 6, 2022

Perfect attendance awards no longer belong in U.S. schools.

March 30, 2021

The pandemic put families in international adoption limbo. Our story has a happy ending.

March 9, 2021

Chicago teachers, students and parents all lose in the struggle over reopening schools

January 27, 2021

Elijah McClain’s final words haunt me as a parent of a child who is ‘different’

June 29, 2020

‘I only like mom school’: Why my autistic son thrived during the pandemic school closures

June 22, 2020

Fear, sadness and uncertainty: Waiting for international adoption during a global pandemic

April 24, 2020

My autistic son gets specialized support at school for learning disabilities. What happens now?

March 30, 2020

Helping autistic kids cope with the chaos and uncertainty of coronavirus

March 17, 2020

Early intervention for autism is important. My son is proof of that.

December 19, 2019

My son shouldn’t have to carry a blue pumpkin

October 30, 2019

In a world where a special-needs kid is asked to leave Outback, is it okay to go to the movies?

August 14, 2019

The unbearable cost of summer camp for children with special needs

June 18,  2019

The extra layer of back-to-school anxiety when your child has special needs

August 31, 2018

The relief and heartbreak of watching my autistic son become more socially aware

August 23, 2018

Trump’s trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry

June 22, 2018

What my sons, and I, gained from returning to the country where they were born

May 23, 2018

How can we prepare our kids with special needs for a school crisis?

February 27, 2018

Special needs parenting in Morocco

November 15, 2017

Morocco debates a law to protect women in public spaces. Passing it is another matter.

Nov. 5, 2017

State Department support for diplomats with children with disabilities is contracting

October 29, 2017


Other national media outlets


How Morocco has weakened its press, pushing readers to social media for news

January 2, 2018 (Christian Science Monitor)

Inside Morocco’s renewable revolution

September 13, 2017 (Christian Science Monitor)

Gateway Journalism Review 

*Columns originally published in Publishers’ Auxiliary that were slightly modified and re-published in the Review


To paywall or not? Young readers provide the answer

*October 6, 2022

Journalism educators need to up their game to stay relevant in their own changing industry

*September 1, 2022 

New democracy editor position at Associated Press should be model for all newsrooms

*July 7, 2022

Rethinking culture that encourages journalists to be ‘vultures’ when reporting on mass shooting

*June 2, 2022

New documentary about town of Morocco in Indiana tries to tell ‘honest’ story

*May 5, 2022

‘Financial hazing’ of new journalism hires ultimately hurts all of us

*April 14, 2022

Local news outlets can help readers vet credible sources of information on invasion in Ukraine

*March 3, 2022

All news outlets should rethink field safety when sending reporters alone on assignment

*February 10, 2022

Local news outlets should do more to combat pandemic misinformation

*February 3, 2022

Local media need to fact-check gas stories that are full of hot air

*December 9, 2021

It’s getting hard and harder to find a newspaper for sale

*November 4, 2021

Former war reporter steps back into familiar role in helping Afghans evacuate

*October 7, 2021

Working moms push for flexibility to remain as newsrooms open again

September 9, 2021

Local media have role in fighting vaccine hesitancy, misinformation

*September 9, 2021

The pandemic exposed deep inequality. We shouldn’t forget that in our race to ‘normal’

*June 8, 2021 

News outlets need to dig harder in reporting about policing in their communities

*May 4, 2021

Covering hate: ‘This is not a geographic problem. It’s an American problem.’

*April 20, 2021

Newsrooms owe it to their Asian-American readers to get sourced, break stereotypes

*April 6, 2021

Illinois lawmakers want to strip newspapers of lucrative job of publishing public notices

March 30, 2021

Local news outlets should play larger role in helping community members find vaccines

*March 2, 2021

Local news outlets should avoid false equivalency in reporting on Covid vaccine

*January 19, 2021

Community news outlets should build on high voter turnout in presidential election

*November 17, 2020

Student journalists can help local media outlets cover the pandemic

*October 6, 2020

Community journalists should serve as fact-checkers on national stories

*September 22, 2020

‘If the coronavirus is a war, Americans have picked a team’

*September 15, 2020 

Media outlets covering racial unrest in America need to include an examination of their own newsrooms

*July 7, 2020

Newspapers are ‘essential business,’ but readers still don’t want to pay

*June 9, 2020

Local editors, publishers should hire journalism students stuck at home for summer internships

*May 5, 2020 

Reporting the coronavirus story feels familiar to a war reporter

*April 7, 2020

Local media outlets should be on frontline of misinformation war to help readers

*February 18, 2020

Stop pretending media trust issue is only a problem for national news outlets

*January 14, 2020

‘Quiet rooms’ investigation is a call to action for community news outlets

November 26, 2019

News business is about death and imagination

*November 12, 2019

Community news outlets should use inclusive language when covering immigration

*October 15, 2019

Mike Wallace documentary reminds us of importance, power of TV journalism

*September 24, 2019

Southern Illinois paper breaks story in print about state cancelling Confederate Railroad band. It still goes viral.

July 16, 2019 

Waterloo paper’s early adoption of email newsletter sets it apart

July 9, 2019

Readers want good visuals, but newsrooms keep laying off photojournalists who can deliver them

June 4, 2019

New statehouse bureau aims to fill gap in coverage for Illinois newspapers

May 21, 2019

Lee’s pricing model for ‘members’ alienates longtime readers

*May 6, 2019

New 4-H paper first of its kind for student journalists

February 18, 2019

Post-Dispatch, Tribune haven’t caught up with EU rules

December 16, 2018 

When Trump attacks: a surreal moment for American journalists

October 19, 2018

Illinois’ Public Access Counselor frustratingly slow; AG candidates promise changes

October 16, 2018 

Chicago TV news ignores ‘cheap’ murders

June 13, 2018

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