Get­ting ready for Nov. 6

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION -

The ed­i­tors of the Mont­gomery Me­dia news­pa­pers are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing fair, thor­ough and ac­cu­rate cov­er­age of elec­tion con­tests and to mak­ing avail­able space for the ex­change of opin­ions. We strive to fol­low the guide­lines pub­lished be­low in an at­tempt to en­cour­age pub­lic state­ments by can­di­dates and to pro­mote fair­ness. PUR­POSE • 7KH SuUSRVH RI WKHVH JuLGHOLnHV IRU FDPSDLJn UH­port­ing is to en­sure fair, ac­cu­rate and thor­ough ac­counts of all elec­tion cam­paigns in our cov­er­age area.

• :H DOVR LnWHnG WR EH DFWLvH Ln FDPSDLJn UHSRUWLnJ VR that read­ers know more about the can­di­dates and is­sues than merely what the can­di­dates want them to know. kEWS • :H Ln­vLWH HDFK FDnGLGDWH WR VuEPLW D ELRJUDSKy, plat­form and sub­se­quent cam­paign re­leases from can­di­dates as a source of in­for­ma­tion for use in staff-writ­ten re­ports.

• GHnHUDOOy, wH wLOO JLvH PRUH DWWHnWLRn WR FRnWHVWHG races. We will at­tempt to in­ter­view all can­di­dates in con­tested elec­tions in the den­eral Assem­bly for the kov. 6 elec­tion. PHO­TOS • 5HTuHVWV IRU FDPSDLJn SuEOLFLWy SKRWRV DnG SKRWRV sub­mit­ted by can­di­dates will be judged for news­wor­thi­ness.

• 3KRWRV RI LnFuPEHnWV Ln WKH FRuUVH RI WKHLU GuWLHV will be con­sid­ered cam­paign pho­to­graphs if they in­vROvH SURPRWLRn RI WKH RI­fiFH-KROGHU. iETTERS TO THE ED­I­TOR • :H wLOO DSSOy nRUPDO SROLFy WR OHWWHUV DERuW FDnGL­dates and is­sues: We will pub­lish them if they can be FRn­fiUPHG DnG GR nRW vLRODWH OHJDO DnG WDVWH FRnVLGHUa­tions.

• ,n WKH ODVW LVVuH EHIRUH Dn HOHFWLRn, wH wLOO nRW SuElish an ac­cu­sa­tion against an in­di­vid­ual in a let­ter to the ed­i­tor.

• :H UHVHUvH WKH ULJKW WR VHOHFW UHSUHVHnWDWLvH vLHw­points if we re­ceive a large num­ber of let­ters on one sub­ject.

• :H VWURnJOy GLVFRuUDJH FDnGLGDWHV DnG WKHLU VuS­porters from or­ga­niz­ing let­ter-writ­ing cam­paigns, es­pe­cially where one per­son pre­pares more than one let­ter for dif­fer­ent sig­na­tures. REPRIkTIkd • &DnGLGDWHV DUH UHPLnGHG WKDW nR PDWHULDO IURP WKH news­pa­per may be reprinted with­out per­mis­sion.

By Kathy Disque

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