'Advertorial' had real news in itFirst off, thank you very much for publishing the information on July 15 regarding the “Drinking Water at Risk” about the barrel dumps in our lake. Seriously, I appreciate it. It is so rare these days.
By: Greg Rupert, Duluth Budgeteer News
First off, thank you very much for publishing the information on July 15 regarding the “Drinking Water at Risk” about the barrel dumps in our lake.
Seriously, I appreciate it. It is so rare these days.
I don’t want to suggest that anything of importance has really truly changed in the media in my time (other than the consolidation and subsequent greater control of information) but I figure I am just old enough to presume that this sort of information would normally be referred to as “journalism,” as it should be.
But really: “ADVERTORIAL”
Is that what this is? This excellent piece of work? The author should be hired by your paper, not charged to put the information out to the public.
[THIS IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT] — That is what almost all the non-local news should be labeled as, then, if this is a factual statement. Take the Duluth News Tribune as an example. All the corporate news published should be invoiced, if you are invoicing Nukewatch for this excellent article.
This is a story that you should be printing as a public service, not charging Nukewatch, to put it in the paper. The Budgeteer is the only paper around that actually prints much of the local news, and if Lake Superior water quality isn’t local news of the utmost importance, I guess that I have no second guess on what that topic might possibly be.
Again, thank you for printing it, and feel free to publish this as a letter to the editor if you would like to.
On second thought, how much would it cost? Perhaps I can pay…