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Editor’s Notebook

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Campaign sign season: Hand’s off please

Many people consider political signs as the bane of campaign season.  Strewn around in yards, businesses, on Main streets and appearing in abundance at intersections, the sometimes color-clashing portable political placards pop-up during campaign season like dandelions...

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Do we ‘celebrate’ 9/11?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Do we ‘celebrate’ 9/11?

The headline on Thursday’s front page story “Friday Fireworks Show in Grantsville to celebrate 9/11” drew some discussion and criticism for the use of the word “celebrate.” I could argue for the choice of “celebrate,” in the...

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Best of the Rest: Stories that didn’t make the Top 10

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Best of the Rest: Stories that didn’t make the Top 10

Journalists are, by and large, a skeptical lot. The profession’s mantra has always been, “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.” And few things ring alarm bells for a journalist like a Top...

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Transcript circulation increase shows readers still prize print

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Transcript circulation increase shows readers still prize print

It’s become a familiar tale: Newspapers are on the wane. Circulation is down as readers forsake print for digital media. People are turning to Facebook and Twitter to learn what’s going on. It’s a familiar tale, except...

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The nuts and bolts of the editorial page

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The nuts and bolts of the editorial page

The opinion page of any newspaper is typically a lightning rod that attracts strong criticism and praise. The Transcript’s Open Forum page, which runs weekly on Tuesdays, is no exception. However, in addition to the feelings it...

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Person of the Year choice never an easy process

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Person of the Year choice never an easy process

Just before the start of the New Year, the Transcript’s editorial staff sat down together to discuss the stories we’d covered in 2010, vote on a Top 10 — a list that appeared in last Thursday’s paper...

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What you wouldn’t know if you didn’t read the Transcript

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

What you wouldn’t know if you didn’t read the Transcript

In a world of information overload, deciding what’s worth paying attention to can be a daunting task. With so many outlets clamoring for your attention, we appreciate your commitment to reading about local news in the Transcript-Bulletin....

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New trends suggest it’s two small worlds, after all

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

New trends suggest it’s two small worlds, after all

Student demonstrations in Iran this week are the latest episode in a cycle of protest and government repression that has gripped the Islamic republic since a contested election last June. It’s an age-old political tale, but this...

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Transcript ‘does the double’ by sweeping state’s top two journalism contests

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Transcript ‘does the double’ by sweeping state’s top two journalism contests

On Friday night, the Transcript-Bulletin was named the best small newspaper in the state by the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The honor, combined with the equivalent award from the Utah Press Association...

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Tough stories define worth of a good community newspaper

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Tough stories define worth of a good community newspaper

Behind every story lies another story. That was proven again recently as the Transcript-Bulletin was named the best newspaper in the state in our circulation class by the Utah Press Association. The articles and photos that helped...

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