Need to Share News is being built with a network of experts, informed citizens and former journalists who share ideas, insights and reports with us. For most issues, we believe, there's far more expertise outside media newsrooms than inside them. Many reporters believe they know more and are smarter than their audiences, which is generally not true. Need to Share News intends to leverage this understanding by building crowd-sourced news processes as we grow. We also make extensive use of federal, state and local Freedom of Information laws to uncover and share news and information of value to our readers.
Disclosure of editorial orientation: The greatest power of the mainstream media is to ignore or downplay news topics. While bias in covering stories is increasingly common, at least slant in a story that's broadcast or published might be recognized by news consumers. This cannot happen with a story that never appears at all. Ignoring, downplaying, "spiking" or "suppressing" stories is particularly insidious when done by ostensibly "fair" news or social media organizations with shrouded political agendas. At Need to Share News, readers might wish to know, a Constitutional Conservatism worldview informs decisions on what stories to investigate and publish. Unlike a growing share of mainstream news employees, we reject cancel culture and "hall monitor" attempts to shut down unfavored ideas, reporters and media outlets. We share the "classical liberal" conviction that the right response to controversial speech is more speech.
In our stories, we strive for accuracy, fairness and transparency. We avoid slavish partisanship, vitriol and ad-hominem attacks.
The executive producer/editor of Need to Share News, Mark Sauter, is an investigative historian, former award-winning investigative reporter and ex-Army officer in Special Forces and light infantry units, where his service included command of a guard post inside the Korean DMZ and other operations there to prevent North Korean infiltration. His business experience includes senior executive positions in e-learning and online news companies; the Washington Post called Sauter one of the "kings of the minute-ly news." He is also co-author of several books, including Homeland Security: A Complete Guide, a leading university textbook ("(M)uch more than a textbook. It is an indispensable reference resource for those seeking to understand how terrorists operate and the structures and mechanisms that have been developed to respond to the magnitude of the terrorist threats confronting us:” Washington Times) and American Trophies: How US POWs Were Surrendered to North Korea, China and Russia by Washington's "Cynical Attitude, whose revelations have been cited by major news organizations such as the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal. "(A) fascinating, disturbing and important book...America has to read it," said Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg. Sauter is a graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia (University) Graduate School of Journalism.
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