Newspaper journalism, 2009

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010


I'm in Columbus today, with five of my colleagues from the Sandusky Register, attending the Spring Conference 2009 of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Aside from the breakfast and lunch sessions, there are six program items. Five deal with the Internet, with one program on blogging and others dealing with various Net topics. The sixth item covers how to deal with layoffs, downsizing and "your next career move."

I seem to recall that when I went to these things in the 1980s, they used to deal with writing for a daily newspaper, one that was printed on paper.



Do they also teach you to report the "facts" on BOTH sides of the issues?

Erie Countian

CM, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I feel there has been a lot of very unprofessional journalism going on in the pages of the Register. Might be a good idea if Mr. Jackson (and others) enrolled in a session regarding fair and unbiased reporting while at this conference. I am not on either side of the Nuesse issue, nor am I a fan of many of our elected officials, but I would like to be able to read just the facts regarding both sides of an issue and make up my own mind about things. I do not believe the Register is currently reporting on local issues in an unbiased manner. I also found it very telling that no comments were allowed on Friday's article regarding the Baxter/Register lawsuit, but the comment section was open for Sunday's Nuesse article. Why the blockage on selected articles on a related topic?