(Full disclosure: I live in Santa Cruz, and rarely purchase a print edition of any of the three papers I can easily find at the corner store.)
One of the blogs is an “Editors’ Notebook” written by Editor Tom Honig and Managing Editor Don Miller. It’s not about what goes on inside the paper, unless they’re teasing something coming up in the print edition (hint: if we’re reading the blog, we’re probably not buying the print edition).
The editors comment on news stories from just about anywhere, with their politics clearly coming through at moments. As they should, I suppose, but after reading editor blogs that are a bit more about getting inside the newspaper (like the Spokane Spokesman-Review’s Daily Briefing), I was expecting something more.
Is there any problem with editors voicing their opinions about the community in blog posts? Would the answer be different if it were the Sports editor or the A & E editor?