Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Real news is real foundation of democracy

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by MARK COHEN in Opinion

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook would begin prioritizing high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy citing “too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today.”

Shortly after this statement was made, the New York Times’ stock jumped nearly 9%, indicating that the public’s interest in Real News has hit the comeback trail. For newspaper companies and newspaper readers across Pennsylvania, it never left.

‘Your government is here ... working’

Monday, January 8, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Opinion

Lamont McClure was sworn into office Jan. 2 at 3:30 pm Over the next two days, he nominated most of his cabinet. In addition, he filled most of the Deputy positions. He announced these appointments in his county council report on Jan. 4. And in a sign that he will be a very different executive than his predecessor, McClure also announced these appointments in a very public news conference earlier in the day. Every one of his nominees was present, too.