Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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.
Those of you who are Sunday-only readers are getting your first look at our new redesign.
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.
The negative ads. The robo-calls. The cable TV pundits yelling from the screen. It seems everyone has an opinion about the upcoming election.
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.
Who knew the posting of one 35-second video could be so complicated?
We received several calls last week from readers upset about our front-page story Tuesday on the wedding of Pablo Monroy and Derrick Peacock, two gay men.
I recently gave a talk for a local nonprofit on the theme: “10 Things You May Not Know about The News Tribune.” It generated a pretty good conversation, so I’m sharing those 10 Things here.
The News Tribune is made up of more than just ink and paper; it’s made up of people.
Sometimes the lengths to which a reporter goes to get a quote make the quote worth nothing at all.
Two years ago, reporter Sean Robinson wrote an exhaustive three-part investigation into Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam.
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.
Unless you’re in trouble with the law – a lot – you likely don’t know much about the performance of Pierce County’s Superior Court judges. Even when we serve on jury duty, we see only one judge.
We added a new feature to our website last week, an interactive map that allows users to track crime and sex offenders in their neighborhoods.
Liebe is the Peterson family’s 5-year-old German shepherd.
Really. I promise. You are not the last person on earth (or in Pierce County) reading a printed newspaper.
It was a 1974 Chevy Nova, a plain-Jane, emerald green four-door and the last car my grandpa bought before he died.
Imagine my interest Wednesday afternoon when I learned that reporter Jon Stephenson with our parent company, McClatchy, had landed the first interviews with survivors of the March massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, allegedly at the hands of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Today’s front-page package is the culmination of two months of reporting done on the front lines in Afghanistan and on the home front at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
I did it. On Friday afternoon, I got my 100th follower on Twitter.
Today’s front-page package is a study in contrasts – one half a happy story about a huge community festival and one half a tragic story about the death of Daffodil Festival Princess Alexandria Cole and how it colored Saturday’s festivities.
To someone wandering through the conference, it may have been hard to tell it was for newspaper editors.
You may have noticed a tagline on Friday’s Page One above the story about soldier “dwell time” between deployments. The tagline read: “When duty keeps calling: A decade at war.”
Community news is the heart and soul of The News Tribune.
A week ago, our community once again found itself in a place it didn’t want to be – as home to a person gaining international notoriety for his alleged connections to a horrific crime.
On Tuesday, well be wheels up on another trip to a war zone embedded with soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The story on today’s front page may get us in trouble with some readers. Like the rule about Thanksgiving dinner with the in-laws: It would be safer for newspapers to avoid talking about politics or religion.
Journalists get into this business for all kinds of reasons.
Those of us being governed get to see how the government works. We shouldn’t have to play guessing games to figure it out.
Well. That was a week, wasn’t it?
First, some good news. We are again publishing stories, columns and photos from The New York Times.
Watching the traffic numbers on our website helps us figure out what readers find most interesting at the moment, but doesn’t necessarily tell us which stories were the biggest news in our community this year.
Keeping up with new technology and changing readership habits are two of the biggest challenges for our industry and certainly for The News Tribune.
Tacoma City Council members held an impressively thoughtful and candid conversation Tuesday night about which of the seven semifinalists for city manager they would make finalists.
- Cat nurses orphaned pit bull puppy in Ohio
- Armed man fatally shot by Lakewood police identified
- Earl Thomas on the air (and in it, as well)
- Tacoma Dome no more? Arena could receive a new name
- Lakewood police fatally shoot armed man in Tillicum