2017-05-19 / Editorial/Opinion

Transparency Goes Both Ways

The Wave has been open for business for a very long time. Over the decades, in addition to our news reports, editorials and columns, we have published a great deal of work submitted by members of the community on a variety of subjects. During that span, we’ve also published thousands of letters from our readers, and not a small amount of those have been critical of The Wave in some way, shape or form. Whether we agreed with the criticism or felt it was invalid, most of the time the letter is printed.

As Meranda Adams wrote for AdWeek.com, “our industry is built on the very foundation of giving everyone a voice and space to share their opinions.”

Recently, some members of the community took to social media to criticize The Wave for its coverage of a recent event. Despite our covering the story for two weeks, they said the placement of the story was “unacceptable,” and aspersions were cast upon the paper, accusing us of racism and being obtuse about certain sections of our peninsula.

We stand by our coverage, we stand by our staff, and we certainly reject any inaccurate criticism of our “motivation.”

As we went to press, no one on that public conversation called or emailed The Wave.

One individual stated that they were going to send a letter to the editor of The Wave with a petition and signatures, etc. We’re still waiting for the letter, but when we get it, we’ll print it.

Adams writes, “readers, viewers and Facebook fans don’t share the same fairness standards and don’t often think about the person behind the byline.”

It’s true, but we don’t care, we’re open to criticism. Why do it behind a wall and why do so without engaging us directly?

The Wave is here with many different ways to contact us with your concerns: email us at editor@rockawave.com, contact us at Facebook.com/thewavenews or @thewavenews on Twitter and Instragram. Of course, you can always call the office at 718-634-4000.

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The coalition of the

The coalition of the rockaways bruce jacobs would like to debate donavan richards anytime anyplace afraid no more hotel shelters no more regular shelter in the old Dayton building in arverne no prisons push the ferry give us back our hospitals stop honoring a murder in the puertorico parade your a disgrace

The coalition of the

The coalition of the rockaways bruce jacobs would like to debate donavan richards anytime anyplace afraid no more hotel shelters no more regular shelter in the old Dayton building in arverne no prisons push the ferry give us back our hospitals stop honoring a murder in the puertorico parade your a disgrace

We want the bike lanes to

We want the bike lanes to help our neighbors and bring business to our neighborhood mark Healey not just your favoritr west and broad channel we are the neighborhood also coalition of the rockaways Bruce Jacobs put that in your paper1

We want the bike lanes to

We want the bike lanes to help our neighbors and bring business to our neighborhood mark Healey not just your favoritr west and broad channel we are the neighborhood also coalition of the rockaways Bruce Jacobs put that in your paper1

Your full of it the coalition

Your full of it the coalition of the rockaways Bruce Jacobs is never mentioned in your paper because his representing the people of color in his neighborhood edjmere mabey your told by the politicians not to give him any credit you wanted the ferry as a private club without the people of color advertise the shuttle bus that the coalition of the rockaways fought for stop passing for white service surfers push for the people of farrockaway to use it give us better train and bus service and queensrail for better service also stop kissing the councilman crap about fixfixiup farrockaway you saw yourself the pamphlet they pushed that said they wanted more shelters in farrockaway stop covering up the laquinta mess and the Daytop mess in farrockaway 2 the coalition of the rockaways will fight. For the our neighbors alvrrn by the sea which you also dont care about the coalition of the rockaways will always fight for the people of rockaways no matter mark Healey how you want to suppress us Bruce Jacobs chairman of the coalition of the rockaways hear us cb14

Amen to that...it has

Amen to that...it has Biblical Principle..."Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." Matthew 18:15-17


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