Wednesday, July 29, 2015
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER -- This past week, we brought aboard a new reporter whom I hope can help me make that plan a reality. Chloe Johnson comes to us highly recommended as a talented and curious storyteller from her professors at San Francisco State and people with whom she interned. Her past stories impressed us with the kind of analytical and research-based outlook that fit well with the way I want to tell the story of public safety in Napa County. So now is a good time to consider how we cover crime and other public safety issues at the Register and its sister papers. We will always cover the big stuff — homicides, major fires, serious accidents and disasters. Fortunately, those are rare in this county, so we have the luxury of deciding how to cover lesser crimes and incidents.