How Editors Can Regain Control of Website Comments – Editor & Publisher

“I know the difference of opinion and debate, but I will not abide hatred.”

With those words, a Catholic priest in Dallas gave newspaper editors the principle that ought to guide them through a tense time in America. Newspaper editors exercise judgement many times every day. It’s time for them to exercise that judgment to silence some of the hateful debate.

NAA: Our Own Super Bowl Moment

According to a Nielsen study, newspaper media – in print and online – scored the highest out of all media (including television, radio and social media) when it came to overall consumer engagement. Specifically, newspaper media is also the most trusted source for advertising, and delivered a 12 percent larger advertising-engaged audience than the overall average for all other media. On a typical day, most people would immediately change the channel when their favorite program ended and the commercials started rolling.