From the Publisher’s Desk: A local solution to the ‘fake news’ fight

On Friday morning, I’ll be giving a “TED Talk” of sorts to high school students and staff at Mountlake Terrace High School. The talk will be part of a morning program organized by longtime MTHS journalism instructor Vine DeMiero. The topic? “CLEAR! Defibrillating Journalism Before It Redlines.” I have spoken in the past to students,…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Now more than ever, local news matters

It’s an understatement to say that many of us were stunned by the results of Tuesday’s Presidential election. Much has been written by people of all political persuasions regarding how the media didn’t do its job in capturing the mood of the public who decided — via our electoral college system — the race. How…

From the Publisher’s Desk: It’s all about trust

Since starting My Edmonds News in 2009, I’ve attended numerous national seminars aimed at helping journalists become more entrepreneurial. In recent months, I have come to realize that much of what I learned is the reason why journalism is in such trouble. Nearly all of us in those seminars — funded by prestigious national journalism…