Answering letters to the editorWritten by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief Emeritus | firstname.lastname@example.org
I wonder if you are a religious man. Given the fates of some of Toledo Free Press’ columnists, I hope you carry a St. Christopher’s medallion.
I know what you mean. First, Bernadette Noe gets caught in the vortex of her husband’s coin and political dealings. Then, even scarier, Keith Wilkowski becomes a mayoral candidate. I wouldn’t want to be in either of their shoes, although Ms. Noe has better taste in footwear. I suppose Bob Taft and Carty Finkbeiner are glad we did not invite them to write, although I feel bad about the karma we invoked by offering a column to Jay Black Jr. and Katie Holmes. But the worst should be behind us. What are the odds that Bob Frantz or I would get in trouble?
Are there plans for Toledo Free Press to be a daily paper?
Toledo already has a daily paper. Why would you want another one? Actually, we have our hands full right now with the weekly. Once we make a profit with this one, then buy a cable TV company, an advertising agency and commission John Williams to write some sinister theme music, we’ll consider becoming a daily.
We really enjoy Toledo Free Press, especially your use of photography. What can you tell us about photo editor DM Stanfield?
Carol and Ben, Sylvania
Dear Carol and Ben,
DM Stanfield is a great photographer. He has helped define the look of Toledo Free Press. I do not know much about his background, but he’s always there when he need him, day or night, at a moment’s notice. He’s kind of like Batman, but more focused. If you watch the night skies over the Edison Building downtown, you’ll often see the spotlight with the ”DM” blacked out, sweeping back and forth. That’s how we call him. If you’d like to contribute to the fund to buy DM some periods for his initials, e-mail us.
Is Toledo Free Press ever
going to call itself ”Freep”?
I believe Mitch Albom owns the rights to the name ”Freep,” so we’ll have to find our own. I know of a few names some local papers call us, but they’re unprintable.
Will Toledo Free Press write an endorsement for the best mayoral candidate?
Joe, Ottawa Hills
Is there a best candidate?
Will Toledo Free Press
always be free, or will you
start charging for it?
There are no plans to charge for the paper. We think it’s a great service to provide this much
local info in a free format (although one businessowner told us she would revisit us when we ”grew up” to be a ”paid paper,” the snottiest and most idiotic comment we’ve heard – so far). The free weekly tabloid is a national trend with great potential in this market. Stick with us; the fun’s just started.