Brick at its best is a Retro Metro Column. The rest of the time, Brick is a wordy blog.
Retro Metro refers to the tradition of print papers having one or more commentators prominent on a local news page — not the editorial page — several times a week.
Brick is independent, not affiliated with any commercial publication. Alas, the author sometimes is, that’s the nature of freelance journalism. Ben S. Pollock assumes readers of Brick can tell the difference.
This is the About the Author page. That’s Ben S. Pollock in black-and-white, an old column standing-hed mug shot. In mid-2016 he joined the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions as its digital media specialist. Mr. Pollock, an Arkansas-based independent reporter, editor and web content manager, was 2012-16 director of media for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, having been its 2010-12 president. In 2014-15 he was interim assistant director of the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism. For more on Mr. Pollock, visit his Mirthology, a Loose Leaflet, the home page and way-back archives of the overall Web site.
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