Our Voice: Press resolutions for a new year
by Press Editorial Board
Jan 03, 2014 | 5803 views | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It is the tradition, at the advent of a new year, for people to make resolutions about how they will act in the next 12 months. It therefore behooves us to offer resolutions for the Tracy Press in 2014.

• Our stories will be about you. We will try to answer the question “How does this news event affect the community?” in every story. It is not enough to cover the news — we must put it in the context of how we all live our daily lives.

• We will look to the future. The actions of residents and city leaders in Tracy have changed the fortunes of our town. The future should not “happen” to Tracy without the informed consent of our community as a whole. We will look for stories about those changes before they arrive, publish the voices of Tracy residents who wish to comment about those events and, when appropriate, offer our own commentary.

• We will engage you in more ways than ever before. We know that as our lives change, Tracy residents want access to information about their community through social media, online, on their mobile phones and from the newspaper people have relied upon continuously for 114 years. We promise to publish our stories to TracyPress.com, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and any other place Tracy residents gather to talk about the events of the day. We serve you, wherever you are.

• We will seek out your ideas about our community. We live in Tracy together, and we want to know what you think about where Tracy has been and where it is going.

• We won’t get stuck in a bubble. It sometimes happens in newsrooms across America that those odd, fabled beings known as journalists get stuck in their own world and decide what is news from behind high walls that separate them from the community. We are your voice, and we live here together in our community. We won’t forget that.

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