One of the key ingredients to a successful newspaper is a strong editorial page.
The Carthage Press did not even have an editorial page during its Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday editions. I have not seen today's paper yet.
A strong editorial voice is one of the keys to a successful newspaper. With a depleted staff, no publisher, and plenty of stories to keep the reporters busy, it appears that GateHouse frugality and ignorance of the importance of a newspaper having a strong voice in the community is damaging The Carthage Press.
On the other hand, with John Hacker on vacation, reporter Kevin McClintock has done yeoman work filling in, writing every page one article in both the Monday and Tuesday editions.