Why won’t The Union columnist Boardman interview the NCERC executive director?

In his column on Monday, The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” takes a swipe at the Nevada County Economic Resource Council for going “all in” on virtual and augmented reality.

But instead of interviewing the NCERC’s executive director Jon Gregory himself, Boardman borrows a quote from the NCERC leader in a Sacramento Bee interview. Boardman writes: “We wanted to pick a niche that was authentic and legitimate to our efforts,’ he told The Sacramento Bee.”

How come Boardman didn’t pick up the telephone and interview Gregory himself to answer the skeptical questions he poses about the initiative? It’s a small town.

The new publisher of The Union starts this week, and his first action ought to be to replace George Boardman’s column with a more thoughtful commentator. George is a hack.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

4 thoughts on “Why won’t The Union columnist Boardman interview the NCERC executive director?”

  1. No word yet from George about why he can’t pick up the phone, or drive 15 minutes from his home to interview Jon Gregory. After all this is supposed to be “community” journalism.

  2. Another perplexing development of (non) coverage is the Grand Jury Report about the Board of Supervisors. They buried the story on the “weather page”, and again there is no follow up reporting.

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