Tommy Tomlinson spent more than 15 years as a local columnist at the Charlotte Observer. A 2005 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, he believes he is the only journalist in history to have covered the Super Bowl, the Bassmaster Classic and the National Spelling Bee in the same year.
A few years ago an intern did a study of the writing that showed up in our newspaper. He ran our stories through a computer program that measured the reading level you would need to understand each piece. It turned … Read more