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Published August 3rd, 2014 - 12:00AM
Study finds sharp decline nationally in reporters covering state capitols
Published July 27th, 2014 - 9:43AM
Tacoma’s gulches prompt conversation about nature vs. development
Published July 20th, 2014 - 8:59AM
Journalism organization updates its ethics code, but bedrock basics remain unchanged.
Published July 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In the most subtle of column signoffs, Peter Callaghan writes today about how difficult it is to walk away from the North End Tacoma home where he and his wife raised their family.
Published June 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
When in doubt, black it out. Without our noticing, officials at Tacoma Public Utilities must have adopted that as their motto when it comes to disclosing anything about the taxpayer-owned Click cable network.
Published June 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
“They keep putting me off, saying, ‘We’re backlogged. We’re backlogged,’” the Marine veteran said.
Published June 8th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The countdown begins today on a story that will come to fruition a year from now — the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Published June 1st, 2014 - 12:28PM
First, a quiet guy in the back row at the news meeting stands, smiles and introduces himself as “Andy the Intern” Then I stumble across another well-dressed, but tense-looking fellow sitting among the news reporters, learning how to use the computer.
Published May 25th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The recent firing of The New York Times’ first female executive editor has prompted a vigorous conversation, especially among journalists. Much of it is about whether Jill Abramson’s “womanhood” had anything to do with the firing.
Published May 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
What are people in our community most passionate about? What are they most concerned about?
Published April 27th, 2014 - 12:05AM
People often ask where reporters get their story ideas. Carl Prine, investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, learned of a story four years ago in a roundabout way. It turned into a blockbuster — and last week it led to a story in The News Tribune.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Journalism is what we do in the newsroom every day. We do our best to tell you what’s going on in your community and introduce you to some interesting folks who live here.
Published April 6th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Last Sunday, we ran a story about Tacoma’s public cable system. It began with a bold, front-page headline and went on to fill a page and a half inside the paper.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
Your eyes and ears. Your nose, as well. Statehouse reporter Jordan Schrader traveled last month to Colorado — the only state ahead of Washington to legalize recreational marijuana — to give us a glimpse into our own future.
Published March 16th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Happy Sunshine Sunday. Sunshine Sunday was first declared in 2002 by a group of newspaper editors to promote open government.
Published March 9th, 2014 - 2:00AM
The story on today’s front page about the identification of a local Vietnam War veteran’s remains is a personal one for the reporter who wrote it.
Published March 2nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
The clouds are beginning to part for the newspaper business as we find our way through what has been a stormy few years of recession coupled with advancing technology that allows readers to consume their news in new ways.
Published February 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Our pulse rates have almost returned to normal.
Published January 26th, 2014 - 12:05AM
If you’re already sick of the Seattle Seahawks and the Super Bowl, just skip to the end of the column. I’ve heard that sentiment from only one reader so far. Then she admitted she’s trying to get into the hoopla because her kids are so excited about next Sunday’s game.
Published January 19th, 2014 - 12:05AM
For today, a grab bag of news topics.
Published January 12th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Monday will be a good day to be a News Tribune subscriber. And if you’re not one, Monday would be a good day to start.
Published January 5th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Seahawks might have this weekend off, but we’re headlong into our coverage plans for their march into the playoffs and possibly to the Super Bowl.
Published December 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
News Tribune elves were busy last week bringing subscribers some early Christmas presents.
Published December 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When big news happens, deciding how to play it is usually easy. On Thursday, newspapers across the country fell in line upon learning Nelson Mandela had died.
Published December 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
A roundup of some news in and around the TNT:
Published November 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A photojournalist’s job is to document the news the way it really looks, not the way somebody wants it to look. Even when that somebody is the president.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’ve chosen today to be thankful for veteran beat reporters.
Published October 27th, 2013 - 11:23AM
It's that time of year again. Groups campaigning for or against a candidate or ballot measure often cite endorsements from The News Tribune and other area newspapers in their advertisements.
Published October 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A few questions and answers from last week’s reader emails. (We’ll excuse their misspellings.)
Published October 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Today we’ll play a round of You Be the Editor. Two topics are circulating on social media in your community, and readers are calling to ask why you’re not covering them. You must decide whether they are stories for Your News Tribune.
Published October 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It’s one of the simple pleasures of being a high school athlete — on the morning after a game, opening the sports section and running your finger down the tiny type on the Scoreboard page. Yep, there’s the box score from your game. If you made a really good play, you’ll even see your name.
Published September 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The email offer was enough to get my attention.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 8:31AM
Two months from today, the nation will observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Published September 15th, 2013 - 12:05AM
You call up a bunch of friends. You invite them over for dinner. You all sit down and begin to chat about the news of the day.
Published September 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The last thing I expected amid the hustle and glam of a business trip to New York City was to hear a sweet story from long ago about my adopted hometown. But that’s exactly what happened.
Published September 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Readers expect us to be consistent in how we cover stories.
Published August 25th, 2013 - 12:05AM
What an odd juxtaposition: the recitation last week of the horrific actions of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and the joyful parade Saturday welcoming home the troops.
Published August 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Being a good reporter has always required a complex set of skills. A doggedness about pursuing the facts. An analytical mind. An ease that invites people to talk. An ability to write clearly and hold a reader’s attention. A strong ethical backbone, and a desire to serve the community.
Published July 28th, 2013 - 4:46AM
One week into the launch of our new website design, reader feedback was running more positive than negative.
Published July 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sometimes the facts are not as popular as the opinions.
Published July 14th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Early Thursday, just about the time the printed News Tribune is hitting your doorstep, we’ll have a newsroom crew hard at work launching a redesign of our website, thenewstribune.com.
Published July 7th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It’s not enough to push out the same stories to all the formats readers demand these days — in print, online, on their phones or tablets.
Published June 16th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sometimes, just for fun, I return phone calls to people who leave nasty messages on my voicemail.
Published June 9th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It seems pretty simple to us.
Published June 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
In the beginning, there was news. And there was advertising.
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