Friday, April 13, 2007

A1: "Sheriff reorganizes his staff again"

Mirsada Buric does a good job on the who and what here, but there's a big one missing: why? I can understand that Sheriff Waugh might be reluctant to explain why a captain in charge of detention "took a voluntary reduction back to lieutenant," apparently leading to a management shakeup across his organization, but it's the Courier's job to at least state that the reporter asked the 'why' question and got no answer.

A factor in smaller-town living is that it's much easier for the press to get too close to the subject, and social rules can override journalistic principles. I don't know that this is what's happening here, but I'll keep an eye out for a pattern.

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

good one steve ..this seems like a waste of space ..if this is routine why did it get a huge chunk of the newspaper .slow news day ?. seems fishy to me