Another conflict of interest at The Union

In its weekly “hit or miss” column, The Union included this item:

“HIT (from Rebane): To the high school seniors and juniors who took TechTest2018 last week, the locally sponsored college level merit scholarship exam. And another HIT to the fifth through eighth graders who participated in TechTest Jr. earlier this month. Both exams focus on STEM competency and are facilitated by local hi-tech companies, friends, and the volunteer board of Sierra Economics and Science Foundation.”

But the newspaper didn’t mention that the contributor, editorial board member Jo Ann Rebane, is married to a co-founder of the program.


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 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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