The TerryReport began as net4news.com in the late 1990s as the Internet was growing into a national and international phenomenon. It reflects frustration, felt by many, with the traditional process of publication which involves discussing (pitching) articles, researching and writing them over days, weeks or months, all without any guarantee that they will appear at all or appear in a form as presented for publication. The path between thought and word on the Internet is much quicker, smoother and more open to wider avenues of exploration.
The purpose of The TerryReport, as the title states, is explanatory journalism, an effort to reveal the whys and hows of our complicated world to render matters more understandable and, perhaps, to provide the basis for taking action for positive change. Of particular interest is historical background to developments, to putting matters in context and looking toward a future which will involve great changes over the next 50 to 100 years.
Too much of popular journalism is purely episodic in nature. Events come and go without apparent meaning or interpretation. The TerryReport endeavors to provide both, based on the dispassionate examination of fact and context.
As The TerryReport continues to grow, we invite those who might have interest to submit fact based opinion articles of 3,000 words or less. We anticipate the addition of several sub-editors during 2014 as well as the inclusion of much more video and live video content. Stay tuned.
The TerryReport is not a blog, the somewhat derisive term derived from web log. It is not a personal journal, in other words. It does not intend nor attempt to detail events in the life of the editor, though content related to personal experience does appear from time to time, such as “my college”. There are no boundaries on subject matter, save for the intention not to be too narrow nor too personal.