Salem publisher ‘outraged’ over coverage

The Statesman Journal‘s Brian Priester publicly dressed down his own newsroom for not covering this past weekend’s Salem Riverfest. He says a story about the event should have been on Page One. “I am embarrassed and outraged by our lack of coverage, as I’m sure many of you are as well,” Priester wrote in a letter to readers.

The newsroom’s response? It swung back with a story today about all the festival-related noise complaints. Hah! I’d say Priester’s outrage would carry more weight if he’d actually attended the event. Can anyone cite other examples of publishers going this far? Comment, below, please.

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2 Responses to “Salem publisher ‘outraged’ over coverage”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I worker with Mr. Publisher in Indianapolis — what a whiny ass then and now.. He doesn’t know anything about the editorial side of the business.. Which is exactly why he gotten where he is.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    FYI, Priester left Salem as publisher this week. I think he’s headed for Lansing, Mich. His departure was announced the same day it became effective.

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