Speakout

Friday, June 15, 2018

Who decides what is on the front page?

What determines what is put on the front page? I was surprised to learn that the teacher that had sexual encounters with a student but the man who had stole the gun was on the front page and was in there twice and if you molest a child you arenít even on the front page. What determines who gets on the front page and whether their picture is shown? Thank you.

The teacher who was accused of sexual encounters with a student was not from the area but from Ste. Genevieve while the man who stole the gun was from Sikeston. We will always put local stories on the front page when possible, just as we did when a Sikeston teacher was charged a few weeks ago. We run pictures when pictures are made available to us.