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Editor Phil Heron and the editorial board of the Daily Times have elected to endorse U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter but Heron and his team didn’t stop there.

Acknowledging that some among the Daily Times readership may have a different viewpoint — Heron notes in his blog post that the decision to endorse Sestak was “easily the majority of our editorial board” — Heron has invited readers to “literally write their own endorsement.” has featured a “Question of the Day” for some time in an effort to solicit reader feedback and response. But today Heron has taken another step in reader engagement by asking the audience if they agree with the pick in the Democratic Senate race and inviting them to offer their own endorsement.

“We know we have a voice, but the readers have one, too. I though we’d tap into it. We’ll run a sampling of opinions in print tomorrow,” says Heron. “My guess is there is no shortage of opinions out there.”

Heron also blogged about the endorsement and invite in his blog Heron’s Nest and the staff has also pushed the question out via social media, including Twitter. (@delcotimes)


Written by Jon Cooper

May 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

From E&P: NHR among leaders in audience gainers

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From the Fritz & Jen blog:

From Fas-Fax: Top 25 U.S. Daily Newspaper Print and Online Audience Gainers by DMA

Fitz: Only in America: a Salt Lake Cioty Paper and a Spansih-language daily in Miami top the list of biggest print and online gainers.

DESERET NEWS                                           552,507        22.25%
EL NUEVO HERALD, MIAMI                    511,909        19.11%
PITTSBURGH  TRIBUNE-REVIEW8       31,881          12.12%
SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW           432,840      10.40%
CHICAGO TRIBUNE                                    3,599,458    9.73%
NEW HAVEN REGISTER (DMA)              415,813        8.07%

Read the rest here

Written by Jon Cooper

April 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm