Karen Peterson HEADLINES
Today well 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 youre not covering them. You must decide whether they are stories for Your News Tribune.
Its 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, theres the box score from your game. If you made a really good play, youll even see your name.
The email offer was enough to get my attention.
Two months from today, the nation will observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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.
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.
Readers expect us to be consistent in how we cover stories.
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.
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.
One week into the launch of our new website design, reader feedback was running more positive than negative.
Sometimes the facts are not as popular as the opinions.
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.
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.
Sometimes, just for fun, I return phone calls to people who leave nasty messages on my voicemail.
It seems pretty simple to us.
In the beginning, there was news. And there was advertising.
We’ve been experimenting with this Facebook requirement for one reason only: Our hope it would clean up the conversations people have with one another on our website. At least so far, it has.
Writing a thorough story about the Pierce County assessor-treasurer – the last of a three-part series on today’s front page – was a no-brainer.
My first week as executive editor after three years as managing editor included some milestone meetings, some little surprises and a growing sense of what’s different about my new job.
- 467 George Zimmerman found not guilty in death of Trayvon Martin
- 452 Tacoma rally promotes discussion following George Zimmerman verdict
- 394 For Zimmerman, ‘not guilty’ does not equal innocence
- 3 Seattle mayor’s tunnel antics put highways at risk
- 1 NSA revelations reframe digital life for some