Who are these PPL?: Five questions, #8

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 | 0 comments

The PPL is diverse, by definition: we are bloggers, photojournalists, artists and entrepreneurs of varied ages and backgrounds committed to supporting independent media during the 2012 DNC. But let’s get a little more specific.

So who are these PPL, anyway? In this five-question series, you’ll get the quick-and-dirty on the folks making this thing happen.

Name?

Frank Barrows.

Years in Charlotte?

43. Or since Richard Nixon’s first term in the White House.

Claim to fame?

Advocate for journalism and journalists. Nationally published writer. Pulitzer-winning editor. Basketball follower.

What are you looking forward to at the DNC?

Over the years, I’ve seen many different kinds of energy surface in Charlotte. But I think this will be the most pronounced and most visible show of political energy our town has ever witnessed.

Why are you a part of the PPL?

I believe the two highest callings in journalism are public service and ensuring that the next generation of the profession’s practitioners are superior to the current one. The PPL can have an impact on both fronts.

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