The Union owes Nevada County Peeps a clarification

The errors of omission are endless! The Union couldn’t ignore Nevada County Peeps (it’s become a de facto community gathering place), so it wrote about the Facebook group with a real bias. The Union also posts “fake news.”

But it still fell short. “Welcome to Nevada County Peeps, the largest Facebook group in Nevada County. The site boasts nearly 21,000 members and receives up to 40 membership requests each week.”

Nevada County Peeps has “20,795 members,” according to Faecbook. A screen grab is here:

The Union, by contrast, has just 11,628 “likes.”

Why didn’t The Union report this added detail? The internet is changing how we communicate.

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 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.

One thought on “The Union owes Nevada County Peeps a clarification”

  1. Meanwhile, below this article in the “business section.” The Union has republished a local bank’s earnings release verbatim. Not a word of analysis. Wow.

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