From the first issue of the combined Lincoln Journal Star

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From the first issue of the combined Lincoln Journal Star - JaSSmal Star j UNSIGNED EDITORIALS ARE THE...
JaSSmal Star j UNSIGNED EDITORIALS ARE THE OPINION OF THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR A new newspaper: Your Journal Star "S' omethingold, something new, something borrowed, something blue..." Welcome to the new Journal Star. Like all good marriages, the union of The Lincoln Star and Lincoln Journal involves compromise, sacrifice and hard work. The result, we believe, will be a better newspaper for readers. As you read these pages, youU find many familiar , names and faces and a few new ones, depending on which of the two Lincoln papers you were reading . lastweek. Today's Journal Star is a promise of what it can " become. Like a new restaurant, we're trying to make a good first impression with ample and tasty portions. But no newspaper can be judged by one edition or one week. Ultimately, our success depends on the value, leadership and trust readers find over time in our pages. : Measure the new Journal Star today against your expectations and our promises. More important, test us again and again, in six months or a year or two years from now, against our promises and against the newspapers from which we sprang. We promise to)be better. ;Whatkindof newspaper are we trying to be? i ; First, we hope to be a more complete newspaper. : Local news is the most important part of our mission, In one sense, a newspaper is a community in conversation, talking about commerce, people, happenings, ideas and what matters in a common frame. A trigger, better paper has the potential to share information more broadly, to explore more arenas of Interest and to define our commonalties and differences more precisely. The new Journal Star offers Nebraska a better tool for local understanding. But we don't think it should be necessary for any resident of Lancaster and surrounding counties to have to buy two newspapers to be reasonably well informed on state, national and world affairs. Is TV enough? Can you trace the tangled history of Serb, Croat and Muslim hostility on the evening news? The whole world is local, when Lincoln servicemen could be called upon to fight in Bosnia, or Nebraska tourists are bombed in a Paris subway. We intend to be as fair as a newspaper can be. , Does that mean we abandon our editorial voice or couple every position with an opposite view? Not at all. We are "liberal" in the best sense of that overworked term. We believe in freedom, in the right of people to make their own choices, to do their own thing until it interferes with the rights of others. We are "conservative" in the original meaning of that word. We believe in conserving our land and resources, in preserving the best of our historical legacy and protecting the political structures that make our society work. We have chosen a balanced representation of columns from both the "left" and "right" on our opinion page, so no reader should feel his or her view is excluded. But we will not hesitate to challenge either Comfortable assumptions or popular outrage in the editorials that appear in this space. - ' Our editorial biases are for the future, for Nebraska and for the broad, common good not for special, transitory interests. We want to be useful. Throughout this newspaper, on the new weather and advice page at the back of this section, on the new "Life" pages each weekday, you'll find a wealth of information that can improve your own life. Our predecessor newspapers were useful. With new resources in staff and space provided by the merger, we hope to do it more completely and consistently. In the tradition of good journalism, we intend to be relevant, timely, accurate and responsible, too. But, most of all, we intend to be interesting. Reading requires effort. TV may play on to comatose couch potatoes. Radio can be background noise for busy cooks or rush-hour commuters. But reading a newspaper is an activity of choice. And if the news and information we set before you is boring, it's all too easy to stop reading. Our goal is to make sure you don't. for in are the and In

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  1. Lincoln Journal Star,
  2. 07 Aug 1995, Mon,
  3. Page 18

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  • From the first issue of the combined Lincoln Journal Star

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