Dateline: Wheeling is a free-spirited blog by a free-spirited journalist. If you’re looking for a news site that covers all the Wheeling news that’s fit to print, you should look somewhere else. But if you’re interested in a blog by a journalist who looks at Wheeling the way a painter looks at a blank canvas, then check back from time to time; I bet you find something to interest you.
I’m a professional journalist; I know what I’m doing. I have 30 years of newspaper work to guide me, a master’s degree in journalism, a shelf full of writing awards and the heart of a poet. I care about what I cover, and I cover what I want.
There are no beats on this blog. I may profile someone cool one day, and cover a concert the next. And I’m not afraid to cast light where light needs to be cast. I have no advertisers and no subscribers, so I have no one to whom I answer… except my wife, daughter and occasionally my very demanding basset hound.
Please, keep your local newspaper subscription; continue to watch your favorite news channel and scan lots of online news sources. They all have good journalists doing good work, and I compete with no one. I only hope to enhance your reading experience. So please bookmark Dateline: Wheeling, and welcome.