As the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative grows as a subject in the community’s discourse, our responsibility as a news organization to cover it and provide a forum for various perspectives becomes more and more prominent.
There is no doubt The Daily Californian as an organization would benefit from passage of the referendum. However, our duty to provide objective information and genuine analysis is and always will be paramount.
That is why we intend to cover the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative just as we would any other issue, preserving a strong divide between our financial interest and our mission as journalists.
We have a duty to be open to our readers about this concern, and we urge you to share your thoughts with us. Feel free to email me directly at [email protected]