Dispatch Judgment Call
The Molokai Dispatch received a lot of community feedback after printing “Molokai Man Convicted for Sexual Assault” in last week’s issue. We appreciate this feedback, and we apologize for any hurt that may have been caused by printing this story.
The Dispatch always tries to keep its stories as fair and balanced as possible, and we are aware of our oversight in this case. It is our mission to print stories in the spirit of community service – those that foster healthy discussion and include both fact and balanced community opinion, while keeping the people of Molokai informed of pertinent information. Sometimes it’s a fine line to walk between disseminating information and remaining sensitive to Molokai’s small community dynamics.
Megan Stephenson and Catherine Cluett, Editors