We write regularly about The Union’s conflicts of interest. Publisher Jim Hemig has run out of hats to wear. But that’s not all. Here’s one that The Union should address:
Mary Anne Hughes Davis is the “event manager” of the newspaper.
Yet Mary Anne also is on the board of the nonprofit Penn Valley Community Foundation board of directors.
And she wrote an editorial supporting the project that is promoted on the Foundation’s website.”Read a recent editorial in ‘The Union’ about the impact the Cultural Center will have on Nevada County,” according to a post on the Foundation’s website. (It is behind a “paywall.”)
This is wrong: using your position at The Union to promote one venue over another.
I can’t help but wonder what our other events venues think of Mary Anne taking sides when it comes to events venues. After all, we have The Center of the Arts, the Amaral Center, Miners Foundry, the Nevada Theatre, the Foothills Event Center and other venues as well.
What are The Union’s policies on conflicts of interest?