Being insightful not meant to incite

Word choice matters. Thinking through how others will read and perceive words is important, especially when sharing opinions.

The Sentinel editorial last week is a case in point.

My purpose in the editorial was that the borough assembly could have interviewed candidates for the manager’s job in public. I think they should have, but that’s just my opinion and my view of the law from the perspective of a journalist who has written about public policy and government in Alaska since 1976.

I wanted readers to know that the courts have held that such interviews can be held in public, but have never...


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