Former SDN editor bids fond farewell to Jane Reuter |

Former SDN editor bids fond farewell to Jane Reuter

Alex Miller, Former SDN editor, Calabasas, Calif.

Next week, one of the best journalists ever to cover Summit County will file her last stories for the Summit Daily News.

I hope that those in the community who care about good reporting and information from their local paper will take a moment to thank Jane Reuter for more than a decade of consistently high-quality journalism.

All good journalists care only about presenting the truth in as objective and coherent a manner as possible. Jane embodied this noble goal in every story she wrote. When I worked with her, she always took the time to discuss the trickier stories with me, concerned that the facts be represented in as fair a manner as possible.

I know even those who weren’t thrilled with a story she wrote knew it wasn’t the reporting, but the situation that was to blame.

Like many reporters, Jane saw and heard enough through the years to make her jaded and cynical, but she never succumbed to that. She cares deeply about the communities she covers and always holds out the highest expectation that, if only the facts are presented correctly, a proper decision will result.

Community journalists like Jane work day in and day out to bring news that hits us where we live.

With the many difficult decisions faced by Summit County over the past decade, I know Jane’s reporting made a difference in informing the public, and I know she’ll bring the same level of quality to her new job at the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Thanks, Jane, and good luck in the Springs!

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