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ANTHONY COOK: 9 charged, none named by Star in JSU rape investigation (opinion)

Anthony Cook

Anthony Cook is the executive editor for Consolidated Publishing. Reach him at or 256-235-3540.

News media have been around for more than 300 years, and, as the Fourth Estate, we have always been incorporated into the fabric of the United States of America. The founders of this nation established a system of governance that gives newspapers a primary role in being watchdogs over those in political power.

Because of that, we often assume that how we operate and why we do what we do is common knowledge. But it’s increasingly apparent that it’s necessary to let our readers know more about how we arrive at the editorial decisions we make.

Editor Anthony Cook: 256-299-2110. On Twitter @AnthonyCook_DH.