We fully support the freedom for editorial and opinion writers to express their views, whatever they may be. But when newspapers misuse their news staffs to gather information for their publishers' pet causes, then we should all be alarmed. Several months ago, Daily News reporter Erin Durkin was promised an exclusive look at the electric cars we are unveiling tomorrow (April 17), and she assured us multiple times that her story was for the print edition of today's (April 16) Daily News. Instead, her story did not run in the newspaper, and the opinion pages improperly took the fruits of her news reporting for their own use. We appreciate Erin's written apology for this ethical breach by her editors.
-Allie Feldman, Executive Director, NYCLASS