Local editor Dave Olson of the Salem News recently reminded readers and students alike of the important role a community newspaper plays. But he also focused on the need for verification and on the record sources, aspects of a story that maintain the integrity of a newspaper. Without those fundamental components of journalism, readers lose trust in the paper . . . and the industry. But as long as good reporters (and editors) pay attention to these, communities are served with the information they need to draw their own conclusions.
Kudos to Dave! Read his op ed.