• Mark Allen

5K run contributes to an informed society

Note: If you read to the end, there is an appeal for money.

After a year away from the desk — a tumultuous year for newspaper copy desks everywhere — my respect and admiration for my colleagues has only increased. So, too, has my expectation for a positive future.

I became a journalist because I believed in the power of information and I respected those who worked to keep us informed. I became a copy editor because I wanted to be sure what ended up in the readers’ hands was the best possible telling of the stories that shape our communities and our world.

You would think this would be a lousy time to be in college looking at a career in copy editing. But there are many young people in college today focused on copy editing wit