Some notes from a small-town editor trying to help build a big-time paper:
Like virtually every newspaper and media outlet in the country, the Mirror will be devoting a considerable amount of space and time to 9/11 anniversary coverage this week.
It started on Friday with a story by Religion Editor Linda Gracey on various events being planned by area churches and religious institutions.
We will be in Shanksville to capture the emotion and meaning of the moments this weekend, and on Sunday, we will feature two 12-page special sections - one with national perspective and one filled with local stories - remembering 9/11.
Obviously, this can not be overcovered, and we will put our best foot forward.
In fact, we're proud to report that the Mirror, led by copy editor Ryan Kuhn and graphic artist Tom Worthington II, produced the displays of The Associated Press content for the entire Ogden Newspapers chain.
Many readers use us to build their own history scrapbooks, and we hope this coverage will provide keepsakes of the most tragic day in our lifetime.
The explanation is fairly simple: We print comments from the website to cross-promote it, and we generally take the least offensive of the offerings. We also do it only when space permits and do not allow them to take priority over signed letters, which generally are more responsible because someone is willing to attach their name.
Mirror Managing Editor Neil Rudel can be reached at 946-7527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.