Say Anything In Print: Ashley Tribune Picks Up A Certain Humble Blogger’s Weekly Columns


Earlier this year I was pleased to announce that I would be writing a weekly column for the Barnes County Independent. Now I’m very happy to say that the Ashley Tribune will also be carrying my column starting this week. My good friend, and Tribune publisher/editor, Tony Bender is also threatening to include an article about me announcing the column.

He’s a creative man, but he’ll be working from decidedly uninteresting subject matter.

On a related note, if there are any editors or publishers out there interested in picking up my column, please write me at [email protected]

As a writer, I’m finding that I enjoy this more traditional newspaper-style column format. It’s a very different medium from blogging. You can’t just throw up a few links to explain the back story while introducing a topic. You can’t just put up a picture or a graph to quickly illustrate a point. I finding it a challenging departure from the sort of writing I’m used to, and so far it’s been a lot of fun.

I’m glad of the opportunity to do it.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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