Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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.
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.
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