Karen Peterson HEADLINES
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.
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.
- 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
- 3 Seattle mayor’s tunnel antics put highways at risk
- 1 NSA revelations reframe digital life for some