October 29, 2019

Profiles in Candor: 5 Digital Truths from Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a writer for The Atlantic, host of the podcast Crazy/Genius, author of the national best-selling book, Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, and news analyst at NPR. Thompson is quick-witted and,…

October 16, 2019

Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling

The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling is presented to a “citizen, corporate or government whistleblower, investigative journalist, or organization for bringing a specific issue of social importance to the public’s attention.” Although telling the truth is one of the…

September 27, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Cokie Roberts

At age 75, veteran journalist Cokie Roberts has passed away. The field of journalism – and her national audience at large – owes a debt of gratitude to Roberts for her voice and her leadership. Leading Women Roberts…

September 18, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Laura Lippman

Years back, I had the honor of meeting author Laura Lippman at one of the National Press Club’s Book Fairs. She had just left her job reporting for the Baltimore Sun and one of her first novels had…

August 27, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Toni Morrison

When Toni Morrison died on August 5, our world lost one of its greatest candid voices. Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, was not only a gifted writer and storyteller; her voice was the…

August 15, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Doctors Take On Gun Violence

Gun violence is a terrifying epidemic in America. Schools, churches, movie theaters, stores, concerts, festivals – each the site of recent domestic terror. But consider that those tragedies represent less than 1% of gun-related deaths in our nation…

July 29, 2019

Profiles in Candor: US Congressman Gerry Connolly

US Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va) is known to demonstrate his passion for many issues. However, the humanitarian crisis with the separation and treatment of children in detention centers at the southern border brought about a fiery reaction from…

July 18, 2019

The Lost Art of Knowing BS When We See It

Critical thinking – our ability to differentiate valid information from BS – is rapidly dwindling into a lost art. Today’s digital media makes it harder than ever to weed through the masses of “information” – every blogger, tweeter…

June 26, 2019

Profiles In Candor: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

On a Friday evening in May, I had the tremendous opportunity to moderate an interview with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Her candor on all things big and small is part of what makes her one of…