Articles by

James Bornemeier

12/03/16 8:00am
GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

We had heard stories about families fracturing and dis-inviting members to Thanksgiving for voting the wrong way in the election.

As we motored up to Cape Cod for our annual gathering, there was no worry about that happening in our clan. We all were born into Eisenhower Republican families, and some of us had morphed into Democrats and Independents. But no one, as far as we knew, had lurched into Trump World. There would be no angry confrontations, no finger-pointing. It never, miraculously, became a topic of conversation at the dinner table. (more…)

08/06/16 11:00am
James Bornemeier

James Bornemeier

I was a newspaperman for 25 years at a string of some pretty good dailies, including the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which in the 1980s, when I was there, was the third best paper in the country.

They are both embarrassments now, pummeled by a market transformed by the internet and a series of unwise sales to buyers who thought some money could be wrung from them. That they still publish at all is something of a miracle since traditional revenue streams have all but dried up. (more…)