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454 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - KATU\'s Great Hawaiian... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Bob, you may also enter via an e-mail form. Please see rule #7 for details.

John Tierney
KATU.com

455 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Thousands lose power d... · 0 replies · +7 points

Ahh, good catch. This is what happens when you go right from a meeting about election planning to writing a story about power outages. Sorry for the mistake.

455 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Oregon welfare money b... · 0 replies · +10 points

Hi mrd3,

As journalists, we have no special rights to access public documents that any member of the public doesn't have. The majority of government documents are public records under either state public records laws or the federal Freedom of Information Act. Any citizen could request the same documents we received.

Thanks,
John Tierney
KATU.com

458 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Police narrowing inves... · 0 replies · -2 points

Hello, this is John from KATU.com. We pulled yesterday's comment board because the overall tone and content of the conversation had degraded so much that it was no longer constructive or civil.

In our rules we clearly state "keep it clean, keep it civil." Racism, bigotry or other hate speech will not be tolerated in any form. Yesterday's comment board was overwhelmingly uncivil, which led to us pulling it.

Incidentally, a large number of the comments came from people outside the Portland area. The story was linked from a national website, which generated a large amount of traffic and increased number of comments.

458 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Police narrowing inves... · 0 replies · -3 points

Hello, this is John from KATU.com. We deleted many comments and pulled yesterday's comment board because the overall tone and content of the conversation had degraded so much that it was no longer constructive or civil.

In our rules we clearly state "keep it clean, keep it civil." Racism, bigotry or other hate speech will not be tolerated in any form. Yesterday's comment board was overwhelmingly uncivil, which led to us pulling it.

Incidentally, a large number of the comments came from people outside the Portland area. The story was linked from a national website, which generated a large amount of traffic and increased number of comments.

The decision was in no way influenced by anyone outside our newsroom.

458 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Police narrowing inves... · 2 replies · 0 points

Hello, this is John from KATU.com. We pulled yesterday's comment board because the overall tone and content of the conversation had degraded so much that it was no longer constructive or civil.

In our rules we clearly state "keep it clean, keep it civil." Racism, bigotry or other hate speech will not be tolerated in any form. Yesterday's comment board was overwhelmingly uncivil, which led to us pulling it.

Incidentally, a large number of the comments came from people outside the Portland area. The story was linked from a national website, which generated a large amount of traffic and increased number of comments.

464 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - More snow coats the re... · 1 reply · +4 points

Thanks for letting us know about the potential safety hazard. We'll look into it.

John Tierney
KATU.com

467 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Soccer coach arrested ... · 0 replies · -2 points

We are having some issues with our commenting system. We're troubleshooting the problem now.

Thanks,
John
KATU.com

473 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Duck linebacker Kiko A... · 2 replies · 0 points

Hello,

This story appeared back on "KATU.com Most Popular" list because so many people were searching for the name "Kiko Alonso" and clicked on this story. It was not intentionally put on this list by any KATU employee. The list simply displays the most clicked on stories over the previous 24 hours.

John Tierney
KATU.com

473 weeks ago @ KATU - Portland, OR - Duck linebacker Kiko A... · 1 reply · +1 points


Hello,

This story appeared back on "KATU.com Most Popular" list because so many people were searching for the name "Kiko Alonso" and clicked on this story. It was not intentionally put on this list by any KATU employee. The list simply displays the most clicked on stories over the previous 24 hours.

John Tierney
KATU.com