COLUMN: About potholes and local journalism

A community can’t tackle problems, solve challenges or celebrate successes without first getting good information.

Good as in accurate and true.

As a lifelong journalist, I’m unsettled by what stands as “news” in this era. Lately, we’ve been treated to endless accounts of “fake” news. These social media posts parade as accurate accounts that in fact are wild distortions or false.

We have what I call “special interest news.” Any organization can host a “newsroom” to trot out its version of the truth, using selective information to support a point. More and more, people find “newsrooms” that appeal to them, whether they are ardent environmentalists or determined tea party advocates.

And then, perhaps most . . .