“I must confess, however, that I’ve never felt a letters or comments section should be regarded as the journalistic equivalent of a Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park; if people want to voice their opinions at will, they can start their own newspaper or blog.”
The North Carolina Press Association handed out its 2016 awards and Xpress is taking home five for its editorial and advertising content.
We’re challenging our readers to strive for more civil, respectful discourse in the online comments on our site.
“I hope it is obvious that giving this type of venom is directly advocating violence toward a group of people and that you will never be a part of disseminating that venom again.”
“I think that often people from both ends of the spectrum can tend to live in a mind-ghetto where they only see and hear opinions and viewpoints like theirs, since they read publications that only cater to their mindset and their friends tend to agree with them.”
“I want to thank Michael Breck and Jenna Melissas for their recent letters in the paper standing up for what made America great. And that the editor’s response disgusted me.”
“I am an avid reader of the Xpress, and I am deeply saddened, appalled and outraged that you would print a [letter to the editor] that advocates terrorism and hate.”
“Were you simply short a couple of column inches of copy and needing to fill that space? Or have you, as journalists, forgotten that the First Amendment does have some prudent, historical limitations.”
“An open mind is important but must be balanced with healthy skepticism and critical thinking.”
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
“And so [as] far as I’m concerned, for printing that for money, you’re nothing but greedy and immoral, and people who vote for these conservatives are voting for a complete destruction of this state.”
In an upcoming issue Xpress will feature 12 people who are making Asheville, and the surrounding area, a better place to live. However, these won’t be the typical names associated with influencing the city. We’re seeking the overlooked, and need your nominations.
“Asheville has too much of a legacy of racism. Please Mountain Xpress, help this mostly white community face up to the neglect of our oppressed neighbors.”
“The public needs a better understanding of the challenges the police face daily — and the police need to show greater empathy for the people they’re sworn to protect.”
“Alliterative and proud, Carolina Public Press says it’s ‘In-Depth, Investigative and Independent.'”
“Although web-based Xpress content has reflected this story, the print version doesn’t even acknowledge that it happened.”
Readers can look out for further coverage of Give!Local at mountainx.com in the coming months, but nonprofits and business partners are encouraged to apply to participate now. Nonprofit representatives may also attend an informational session at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, July 6.
” I was impressed with the willingness of this very kind and gifted man to quit everything and move to Kenya to teach, to write and to help people. His death is a great loss for all of us.”
A hard climb can be the most satisfying when one reaches the top. Many businesses are working hard to earn your vote for Mountain Xpress‘ Best of WNC 2016, so that they can stand at the top of the mountain above the rest. It isn’t up to the paper to decide though, strong results only come […]
Place your gear, harness up and slip on your voting shoes. You can almost smell the rocky pinnacle; the pride and respect that comes with standing tall above everyone else. The mountain is open! Voting has begun for the beloved annual Best of WNC awards. You have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 to complete your ballot and […]
“The blackout on Tourist games seems to reflect a discriminating and fact-centric bias whose baleful influence threatens the entire pluralistic ethos of alternative publications such as this one.”