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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.
Published July 15th, 2012 - 12:05AM
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.
Published November 14th, 2010 - 12:05AM
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.
Published August 10th, 2008 - 1:00AM
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.
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