It appears to EyeonDare that the editors over on the Outer Banks Voice are having a hard time deciding whether they want to be recognized by their readers as a legitimate member of the NC Press Association,
a.k.a. an online newspaper, or a hybrid online newspaper/blog, or simply a local blog with paid advertising.
After a tumultuous day on the site, caused by the Voice's "What KDH would have argued in the Lowe's suit" story, written by co-editor Russ Lay, the site has quickly relegated that article down the page,
in favor of another, op-ed article written by one of Lay's College of the Albemarle economics students. It's a good article, however, the Voice (via Lay) has chosen to water it down by injecting an editorial request for readers to self-censor any comments they might want to offer about the story. Again, EOD has to ask, why can't Lay and the Voice get its foot out of its mouth?
If Lay and his co-editor, Rob Morris, want to write a blog, perhaps EyeonDare can offer some tutorial aide. But, if they want to write an online newspaper, they need to get themselves "on the stick", so to speak. All of which raises the question. "What is the criteria for the NC Press Association in accepting new members these days, anyway?" Peace.