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Let's keep local journalism thriving

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on May 5, 2011

Let's keep local journalism thriving

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Posted by Ethics needed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2011 at 1:24 am

I support local journalism by subscribing to a real newspaper like the Bay Area News Group papers.

The Weekly is more of an opinion paper than a newspaper. The editor does not practice objective journalism.

Why is the editor allowed to write articles and editorials about a school parcel tax when his wife works for the school union at Foothill High School? Why does Jeb not disclose this conflict of interest? His family income depends on his wife's work at the school district. He keeps writing about how a parcel tax is needed but fails to disclose that the parcel tax could benefit him directly.

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Posted by Jeb Bing
editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
on May 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

Jeb Bing is a registered user.

The fact that my wife works for the school district has been disclosed many times over. I do not write stories about school district issues. Our reporter Glenn Wohltmann covers education, schools and school board meetings for the Weekly. Our editorial board determines editorial policy and the preparation of views and opinions of the Pleasanton Weekly.