Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Digital First Media’s Philadelphia-area publisher Edward Condra from Evan Brandt, an award-winning reporter from the Pottstown (Pennsylvania) Mercury. It has been slightly shortened from the original version.
From: Evan Brandt
Date: 8/13/17 2:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Edward Condra
Subject: I am ashamed ….
… to look at our front pages today.
Ed, you once chided me for venting on Facebook about our failures and poor judgement as a company and said I should give you a chance to fix it first.
This is it.
As you may know, certainly not from reading any of our papers or visiting most of our web sites, there was a major incident in Charlottesville Virginia that an entire nation is talking about.
There is no morning mention of it anywhere on the front pages of the majority of DFM’s proud properties.