Paul Moore was The Sun's public editor. His column appeared Sundays.
July 2, 2006
Last Sunday, The Sun devoted much of its front page and three full inside pages to a detailed examination of life in an East Baltimore neighborhood devastated by the social and economic ills that haunt areas of the city, despite encouraging evidence of regeneration along the Inner Harbor and other neighborhoods. On Monday, a second substantial Page 1 piece - with three additional pages inside - assessed efforts at recovery.
August 7, 2005
NOTHING TROUBLES most readers as much as stories about violence against children.
April 21, 2005
On Dec. 19, 2004, the publisher of The Sun and top editors met privately with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and members of his staff. At that meeting, the governor's staff distributed a document with 23 items detailing complaints about news stories, editorials, headlines and columns published in The Sun between October 2001 and December 2004.
April 21, 2005
The following column by Sun Public Editor Paul Moore is being published in an effort to provide readers with a timely report on a list of complaints about Sun coverage compiled by the press office of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration. The list was given to Sun executives at an off-the-record meeting in December. Mr. Moore, who reports directly to the publisher and works independently of The Sun's news and editorial page operations, has carefully investigated the complaints on the list. The Ehrlich administration is expected to release the list today, along with other materials related to the governor's dispute with The Sun that led to the banning of two Sun journalists.
May 9, 2004
IN THE 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke, a prison camp warden beats an inmate into submission and then observes, "What we have here is a failure to communicate." That line, rendered ironically, has become part of our popular culture and is a metaphor for the misunderstanding between readers and journalists about the role of a newspaper in our society.