Cinco De MayoGood times. The Outback Pub which sits in midtown Branson hosts two major block parties every year. It's a time when old friends meet. There are people I only see at these once a year. Thats why I always go. Ok, and it's a good time. Because I write for the newspaper people are often afraid of "what I might do". This Cinco De Mayo, I had half a dozen people share that fear. If you read my post about journalist ethics. I'm sloppy with this medium though I use some of the guidelines below in my work.
I put some pressure on Branson officials to put the meetings online...
— Recognize a special obligation to ensure that the public's business is conducted in the open and that government records are open to inspection.
The right to privacy:
— Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced sources or subjects.
— Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.
— Recognize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention. Only an overriding public need can justify intrusion into anyone’s privacy.