San Diego Union-Tribune
By Joel A. Harrision, PhD, MPH
October 25, 2012 (San Diego)--In June, during the Primaries, I was appalled to see on the front page of the U-T San Diego both op-eds supporting Carl DeMaio for mayor and a list of voting recommendations. Historically, American newspapers, at least over the past century, have kept separate their news and editorial departments as well as their respective pages.
By Miriam Raftery
November 20, 2011 (San Diego) –Media reform and citizens’ groups have voiced concern over purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune, a self-proclaimed “watchdog”, by a team led by real estate developer and political activist Doug Manchester. His major pending development projects are the very sorts of deals an independent media outlet would ordinarily report on and investigate.
The acquisition has drawn pointed criticism from both conservative taxpayer advocates and representatives of liberal interest groups.
OPEN LETTER TO THE UNION TRIBUNE: WHY DOESN'T YOUR NEW CITIZENS' EDITORIAL BOARD INCLUDE ANY EAST COUNTY VOICES?
To: Jeff Light, Editor, San Diego Union-Tribune; firstname.lastname@example.org
July 24, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- I applaud the UT for setting up a citizen’s editorial board. In many ways you’ve achieved a diversity of views ethinically, racially, and politically. But there are some glaring omissions.
There is not a single voice representing East County, rural residents, fire survivors, nor environmental protection interests in the backcountry.
It’s particularly unbalanced to have SDG&E represented on the board, with no one to speak for rural East County folks negatively impacted by the company’s actions.