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Government

Poor Ethics by Gannett

Big Media Chooses Money over Objectivity In “not-so-surprising fashion”, the locally owned Gannett newspaper has chosen their candidates for City Council At-Large. While they’re justifying picking winners, and then rationalizing their chosen candidates, there are several candidate ads displayed on their pages. Does this present a conflict of interest? Double standards? We think so, and […]

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Culture Government

Promoting Fairness

We’ve shared several stories over the past week meant to prompt conversation with our readers – it’s been working. One of our goals is sharing with our readers about local government operations. Why do we feel it is important? Our local government makes policies which redefine our community. We no longer have the luxury to […]

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Government

Gannett, Problem or Solution?

After reading a recent article in the NY Times titled, “Why Not Occupy Newsrooms”, the Occupy Muncie movement may want to consider relocating to the grounds at the Gannett owned StarPress. While local investigative journalism has suffered, and the paper looks for shortcuts, their cost slashing paid off for their recently departed CEO. According to […]

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Culture

Un-principled Journalism?

One aspect of our mission at Muncie Voice is to hold our local newspaper media accountable for what they print. The newspaper has a code of ethics, or principles, but what happens when they don’t abide by them? The governing principles set forth by the Americian Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), and their preamble states […]

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Government

Occupy Muncie, or America?

In a recent article addressing the October 4-5 poll by Washington Post-ABC News, it referenced that 70% of American’s have deep protestations toward Wall Streets financial institutions, and that has been the impetus behind the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movements across the U.S. You can now add Muncie, IN, as another “occupy” site when a […]