SPEAKING OF NEWSPAPERS: Coletta, Rosand join Telegram’s editorial boardNewspapers for decades have used their editorial pages to express opinions on a variety of issues. In most cases, those opinions were those of the owner, managers or editors.
Newspapers for decades have used their editorial pages to express opinions on a variety of issues. In most cases, those opinions were those of the owner, managers or editors.
A recent trend has been to open the process to community residents. Last January, The Daily Telegram selected two such individuals to join our editorial discussions.
For the past 12 months, retired Superiorite Lucille LaGesse and Superior businessman Jon Winter have joined us for discussions that ranged from Barker’s Island housing to Wisconsin’s biennial budget. During those conversations, our guests have included both Lt. Gov. Barb Lawton and Gov. Jim Doyle. When the discussion turned to football, it’s fair to say Doyle had nothing on LaGesse when it came to handicapping the Packers.
We thank our community representatives for assisting the editorial board throughout 2007. They brought valuable input to The Daily Telegram — offering perspective that previously wasn’t available — reflecting Winter’s experience in computers, the Chamber of Commerce and Dragon Boat Festival to LaGesse’s background at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, numerous local clubs and as an election judge.
We will continue the venture this year with two new participants.
Kay Coletta of Lake Nebagamon will bring us for the perspective of rural Douglas County residents. A former Telegram reporter and longtime Telegram contributor, she graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, earning a bachelor of science degree in communicating arts-journalism. Her credentials also include a minor in radio, television and film. We look forward to her input.
Superiorite Craig Rosand will bring his background as an educator to the table. A teacher of American history and psychology at Superior High School, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota with double majors in political science and history, plus a psychology minor. Rosand also has an undergraduate broad field social studies degree from Mankato State University. His master’s degree in educational administration was completed at UWS.
We look forward to working with them during 2008.