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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the editor: We made a mistake


I am owning up to a mistake that we, The Cougar, as an organization made.

The Cougar published an article on Tuesday titled “UH needs to sort out its priorities” through our opinion section. After reading it, the article was not fact checked, regardless of the fact that it was published through the opinion section.

The article has since been taken down.

Opinion articles are still subject to the same fact checking that news and sports articles go through on a daily basis. That is not an excuse for our grievance. I’m not making any excuses for it, actually, because we are in the wrong.

It’s my job to hold this publication up to the highest standard, and I have failed to do so. Because of that, our credibility has diminished — something that as a news organization we must work twice as hard to get back.

There were plenty of things that could’ve been done to prevent this from happening but they weren’t, and for that I am truly sorry.

I will only work harder to make sure that you, the reader, can come trust The Cougar as a reliable, accurate and timely source for news.

— Glissette Santana, editor in chief

NOTE: A link to the article in question has been added to the letter.

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