Honoring The Passing Of Helen Thomas, White House Correspondent

I had the honor of hearing Helen Thomas speak at an Ohio Newspaper Association conference several years ago, and even was lucky enough to have my photo taken with her. She will be remembered as a role model and trailblazer for women as much as for “her fierce belief that our democracy works best when we ask tough questions and hold our leaders to account.” Easier said than done! But she helped set the bar for those of us who follow.

Obama: Helen Thomas broke barriers for women

http://www.usatoday.com

Presidents don’t often comment on the deaths of reporters, but Helen Thomas wasn’t your typical reporter. The first woman journalist to cover the president full-time, Thomas reported — aggressively — on ten
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  • Jim Bowers She was a fine journalist and more of today’s reporters could do well to emulate her no nonsense approach.
  • Thomas Krick  Melinda,I know you share her belief. I am proud of your dedication to journalistic professional standards. Journalism is the 4th part of the equation of checks and balances for a responsible government.
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