Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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.
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.
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.
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