Please know that as the editor of the Wagoner County American-Tribune, I will always try to be precise. If I am not specific then I am wrong. If I am wrong, then I am failing at my job. I take this very seriously. If I’m unintentionally wrong, I acknowledge it by posting corrections.
Keep this in mind as we move into 2022. My job is to be your voice.
Another great benefit of being the editor of a local newspaper is the ability to really get to know the people in our communities. Hypothetically, the story of a local pastor donating 75 pounds of food to a homeless shelter in Wagoner County may not have made the headlines due to its low impact nature, but i guarantee you i will make sure that makes the paper back. First page to this. My role gives me the opportunity to tell these great stories that help people who might have been overlooked otherwise.
Speaking of good, let’s talk about this for a second.
Do you remember that phrase: Treat others as you would like to be treated? Some of these citywide Facebook groups are getting nastier and meaner. I’m all for our First Amendment, but I would hate to see people leave or rethink life in our large communities in Wagoner County because of a handful of hateful comments.
I can’t see into the future. I’m not a digital media scholar or creator either, but I guarantee that if we work on being a little nicer, more people will have better things to say about our communities.