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COLUMN: Reader trust is most important asset of the Enterprise

As I stepped to the microphone last week, I looked into the faces of editors and publishers awaiting my speech.

Microphones don’t make me nervous, but I admit to being a touch anxious. These were professional colleagues. My job was to kick off the annual convention of Washington newspaper publishers with a major speech. Journalists, who cover endless speeches in their careers, can be a tough audience.

The people of Malheur County were very much on my mind as I launched my talk. In the year that I’ve served as editor and publisher of the Malheur Enterprise, I . . .