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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 18th, 2013 - 4:00AM
Good morning and welcome to our new website design.
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.
Published May 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
I was sitting at a restaurant with some family members Thursday night when the hockey game on TV was interrupted with breaking news about the I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River.
Published May 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It was supposed to be the other way around.
Published May 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The biggest sporting event we cover all year? It may well be the National Football League draft.
Published April 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Yes, Friday's front page led with the story about a Bass Pro Shops coming to town.
Published April 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
It has been a sad week across the country with news stories that have weighed on all of us.
Published April 7th, 2013 - 6:23AM
We hear it from time to time. People say they don’t need the paper; they can get their local news from TV.
Published March 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Faking a documentary news photo would be an affront to our journalism ethics.
Published March 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A News Tribune photographer rushes to a crime scene. The assignment: Show readers what it looks like. The house where it happened. The police rushing in. The neighbors watching from afar.
Published March 10th, 2013 - 2:00AM
Today is a holiday as patriotic as the Fourth of July. It is Sunshine Sunday and the beginning of Sunshine Week, both of which promote open government.
Published March 3rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Today, a Q&A excerpted from The News Tribune reader mailbag:
Published February 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Conversations I had Thursday with two News Tribune readers reflected the challenge we face in serving the news needs of a diverse audience.
Published February 3rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sure wish we were watching the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl today.
Published January 27th, 2013 - 6:40AM
Government decisions should be made in public. Government documents should be accessible. Government employees should know and follow state law.
Published January 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Editors everywhere are getting less sleep this week after revelations that the amazing love story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was a hoax.
Published January 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
We open the 2013 session of the Legislature on Monday, and as you read in our front-page story, it promises to be a robust one.
Published December 23rd, 2012 - 12:05AM
Get it right, but get it first, but get it right.
Published December 16th, 2012 - 12:05AM
It is with heavy hearts we continue our coverage today of the horrific shootings Friday in Newtown, Conn. Especially for the survivors, the families of those lost and the members of that community, it is an innocence lost, a sense of security shattered.
Published December 9th, 2012 - 12:05AM
In this, the season of giving, here are three new offerings from The News Tribune to you.
Published November 18th, 2012 - 12:05AM
On Tuesday, we plan to launch our latest redesign of The News Tribune. Brace yourselves. We’re about to do something radical.
Published November 11th, 2012 - 7:15AM
On Monday, Joint Base Lewis-McChord lost another soldier overseas. At 19, Pfc. Brandon Buttry was among the youngest of the 306 Lewis-McChord soldiers killed since the wars began in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Published November 3rd, 2012 - 11:05PM
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have received about equal amounts of coverage overall this year by the mainstream media and neither has received much of an advantage over the other, according to a study released Friday.
Published October 28th, 2012 - 12:05AM
An anonymous caller left a message on the publisher’s phone line Wednesday. She was offering a compliment – “you know, the opposite of a complaint” – about Larry LaRue’s front page column, “When mental health is a laughing matter.”
Published October 21st, 2012 - 12:05AM
Todd Milles’ Friday started at 8:30 a.m. It will end at … well, it won’t be Friday anymore when Milles walks out the door.
Published October 7th, 2012 - 12:05AM
Tough economic times have forced people in all lines of business to find new ways to get their jobs done with fewer resources. Our business is no different.
Published September 23rd, 2012 - 12:05AM
The latest version of The News Tribune – not quite a newspaper, not quite a website – is quickly gaining popularity.
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