In accepting the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award at the News Industry Summit, Jim Moroney told SNPA members: "To do the job the constitution enshrined as our responsibility, we need the scale in our news resources that matches the scale in government or I fear we won't live up to the job the founding fathers expected us to perform.
"The only way to reverse this decline in our news resources is to reverse the decline in our businesses."
In this article, read the text of his remarks, where he outlines what newspapers need to do to change things -- starting now.MORE
Like other mainstream newspapers, the Hope Star and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga hold fast to protocols that guard against the publication of fake news. Some require a minimum of three named sources for every story. Others forbid unnamed sources. Period.
With the introduction of "fake news" and "alternative facts" into the nation's lexicon, those reporting guidelines are what distinguish these newspapers from news outlets that operate without them.
From Alaska to Pennsylvania and all points in between, reputable newspapers strive to eschew fast and first to deliver only facts.More
In the superheated political atmosphere that surrounds us, a basic lesson in journalism that I learned as a young editorial writer could help the media cool things down.More