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Report to Readers: Here’s a quick bit of advice . . .

Friday, June 7, 2013

All we had to do was ask! We told readers this week that we were looking for advice for graduating high school seniors in short form – essentially, graduation speeches told in 200 words or less. Turns out, scads of readers have had fun with this project. The deadline was today at noon, yet the submissions are still rolling in at an astonishing pace. We’ll run a big collection in … 1

Report to Readers: Here’s what every 18-year-old should know

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chances are, an awful lot of high school seniors are going to hear an awful lot of long, windy speeches in the next few weeks. I say “hear” rather than “listen to,” because, alas, it’s often easy to let your mind wander during the average high school graduation speech. You know the type: “This is a beginning, not an end.” “Follow your dreams.” … 1

Report to Readers: Three good reads: guns, casinos and amputees

Saturday, June 1, 2013

If you’re hunkered down inside this weekend, trying to stay out of the heat, here are three good reads for you: 1. Former Monitor reporter Chelsea Conaboy, now a journalist at the Boston Globe, had a riveting front-page story this week about a former University of New Hampshire football player who lost his legs in a crash but now serves as an inspiration … 0

Report to Readers: Best behavior, please

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Along with our new production system for the newspaper and the website, we have some new procedures to get used to in the Monitor newsroom. Here’s one of them: We can’t keep an eye on the website commenters as quickly and easily as we used to. That means … 4

Report to Readers: Unfair to candidates? Here are three recent complaints

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

With just a few days to go before an enormous election, journalists start getting complaints from political candidates and their supporters that they’re not being treated fairly. Here’s a look at three recent complaints that landed here: 1. In a letter planned for in Thursday’s Opinion section, a … 0

Report to Readers: You’ve got questions? I’ve got (some) answers

Saturday, October 27, 2012

When the Monitor switched to its new publishing system for the newspaper and the website this week, our first priority was to simply get the paper out the door and into your hands on time. A low bar, perhaps, but mission accomplished. The change has meant teaching our … 14