What we value here is an idea, at the core of our democracy, that we should know what’s happening in our government and have every right to ask about it.
After a year of praising and criticizing Hawaii journalists, this columnist is looking to ratchet up the public discourse.
Share what you like, criticize what you don’t. Media outlets pay close attention to the desires of their potential audiences.
Controlling who gets to cover the story is one more weapon in the multi-pronged assault on a free press in America.
Americans need to refocus on what is credible information. But don’t expect any help from the incoming Trump administration.
Ultimately, we choose our technologies and what we do with them. We need to become more thoughtful and less reactive.
It’s not as if editors are standing by, waiting to police the comment string that follows news articles. We all should do our part to make this work.
Instead of demolishing the Fourth Estate, what if our new president-elect built it back up?
Credit Civil Beat for coming up with a creative approach to candidate videos. But the resulting coverage could have been more balanced.