You hired a bunch of bloggers and GOP party hacks? Innovation, I guess.
Does this mean your finally willing to go head to head with Tribune on kindle.
I'm tired of dealing with worthless colored sections of the paper that I
can't even compost.
I think the D.N. is the only paper in Utah worth reading. I would prefer the
Trib to be less one-sided. I'm sure they have a great staff and I'm
sure some people write for both papers. Maybe I'm wrong on that one.However, there is a difference in the approach to 'openness'
that I think the D.N. handles more appropriately than the Trib does. If I were
writing about the catholic church it would only be fair to give their stances,
positions, or controversial statements as much credit as I could possibly give
them. This is 1) good form 2) respectable and most importantly 3) it is the best
way to share opinions. In a debate, not giving your opponent full credit is
fallacious on multiple grounds. I think the D.N. tries to represent it's
owner's "news" with full credit and nothing more. That's a lot
more than I can say from most sources. There are a lot of great papers out there
but the D.N. certainly sets a good standard.
Yes, you are an innovator in the industry. Nice work with the self-serving,
"everyone pat us on the back" story. Too bad your innovation was built
on sacrificing the little bit of journalistic integrity your publication had
left, by laying off staff members and farming yourself out for cheap and/or free
labor from correspondents with little or no formal training. Not to mention your
complete disregard for anything that doesn't involve the LDS Church and BYU
athletics. So, congratulations! You're a successful business. But
don't go so far as to proclaim yourself as a reliable and worthwhile news
source. That goes the same for KSL, your working partner in irresponsible
Before you hurt yourself patting yourself on the back too hard, remember that
you got rid of a lot of your best writers, especially in the entertainment
section. You chopped down your Sunday comics section so much it's hard to
read some of the content. A lot of your stories come from the wire, and the
paper is a lot thinner. Maybe these steps were necessary to keep you
competitive and in business, but these cuts came at a cost. Remember that.
The Deseret News does well. They present a more balanced view. Their competition
could learn a lesson about leaning too far in one direction.