Soon after Mr. Nate Thompson took over his duties for the Villa Grove News, we noticed a new change in format with a different look to the paper. An update to the design and printing format was a welcome addition to the local paper. Adding new articles pertaining to politicians was an interesting addition to the paper that previously only included local content. This reader certainly appreciated the attempt to broaden the horizons of the reader albeit the slanted political perspective. And the news coverage over the past weeks concerning the Villa Grove School district has been very saddening as well as completely lacking in professional j...
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...nted in accurate work and depiction of any given situation. The transparent approach to journalism will help to avoid cultural and personal bias providing a platform for objective, accurate work. This is all that we ask in this very small community: accurate and transparent work. Let the reader be drawn to their own conclusions after reading the facts that are fairly represented from all sides of any given issue.
It is with this that I ask this company to reconsider the placement of Mr. Nate Thompson as editor of this local newspaper. His clear lack of professional journalism in his publication has left this community at risk for gossip, slander, and evil. Please reconsider your choice in this matter.
Kovach, B. & Rosenstiel, T. (2007). The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
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