EDITOR’S NOTE: Readers make it clear – add obituaries to Salem Reporter
, 2023-02-01 17:00:00,
Salem readers made their choice clear when asked if Salem Reporter should add obituaries.
By a significant margin, those emailing their thoughts support such a move.
Many of you reacted to an earlier Editor’s Note describing the possibility. We got far more comments than we expected, and that’s fine by us. We listen carefully to our readers to be sure we’re delivering the service Salem wants.
So, we’re going to proceed with implementing an obituary service. More details will be out soon, but let me share the comments.
For those who also commented on our work in general, thank you. Our team feels a big duty to the community to report fairly and accurately in a way you can trust. We are so glad to hear from readers that we’re hitting the right tone.
Now, let me get out of the way and you can “listen” to what your fellow Salemites had to say in recent days:
Leslie M: I am very much in favor of adding obituaries to The Reporter. It would provide a great service to the community on many levels. Some people may object to paying a fee but they probably don’t realize that a fee is customary. Go for it! And, thanks for thinking of it~
Alan S: I’d like them.
Mitch T: I support the publishing of obituaries and would suggest they be made available to all separately labeled
Joanne L: Yes, please include them!
Jean S: Yes, excellent idea. My elderly mom just passed away and the Statesman charged us a boatload of money to have her…
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