Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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.
A few questions and answers from last week’s reader emails. (We’ll excuse their misspellings.)
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.
Good morning and welcome to our new website design.
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.
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.
It was supposed to be the other way around.
The biggest sporting event we cover all year? It may well be the National Football League draft.
Yes, Friday's front page led with the story about a Bass Pro Shops coming to town.
It has been a sad week across the country with news stories that have weighed on all of us.
We hear it from time to time. People say they don’t need the paper; they can get their local news from TV.
Faking a documentary news photo would be an affront to our journalism ethics.
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.
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.
Today, a Q&A excerpted from The News Tribune reader mailbag:
Conversations I had Thursday with two News Tribune readers reflected the challenge we face in serving the news needs of a diverse audience.
Sure wish we were watching the Seahawks play in the Super Bowl today.
Government decisions should be made in public. Government documents should be accessible. Government employees should know and follow state law.
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.
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.
Get it right, but get it first, but get it right.
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.
In this, the season of giving, here are three new offerings from The News Tribune to you.
On Tuesday, we plan to launch our latest redesign of The News Tribune. Brace yourselves. We’re about to do something radical.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The latest version of The News Tribune – not quite a newspaper, not quite a website – is quickly gaining popularity.
I remember my reaction after touring the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma a couple of years ago.
- 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
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