What is "overheard?"
What is 'overheard?' The collection of quotes on today's page, from members of the Let Duluth Vote group, is just that: a collection of quotes -- comments that were "overheard" during a meeting yesterday between the group and the News Tribune edi...
What is 'overheard?'
The collection of quotes on today's page, from members of the Let Duluth Vote group, is just that: a collection of quotes -- comments that were "overheard" during a meeting yesterday between the group and the News Tribune editorial board.
"Overheard" is a feature published from time to time on the Opinion page. Most often, it features a single quote from single player weighing in on a hot topic of the day. Other times, opposing viewpoints are matched up and presented. And occasionally -- like on today's page and like last week after the editorial board met with Duluth schools Superintendent Keith Dixon -- "overheard" is a collection of quotes.
"Overheard" is not a news article, as the writer of a letter to the editor misidentified it before graciously allowing us to gently edit her letter. It's not an editorial, which would be the position of the newspaper. It's not an attempt at "in-depth" reporting, as some readers commenting online last week seemed to wish the Dixon comments had been. And, even when it's a collection of quotes, it is not a transcript of an entire conversation or interview, which others who left online comments seemed to have desired.
The News Tribune publishes news articles every day and regularly engages in in-depth reporting. On its news pages and on the Opinion page.
"Overheard" is a different sort of offering, a different sort of option for readers. It's an opportunity for them -- for you -- to consider another voice, another viewpoint, and to craft opinions based on the comments.