A rose by any other name, the old saying goes, is still a rose. That may be true when it comes to flowers, but not when describing a weekly publisher’s column of opinion. The piece above is correctly called a column. Many readers, in commenting on it, or writing a letter to the editor about it, frequently refer to this column as an editorial, or an article. It is neither. Why does it matter? Unlike a rose, the distinction between column, editorial, and article is very important in journalism parlance. An editorial is the collective opinion of an editorial board that reflects a position taken by the publication. It appears in a section clearly labeled as an editorial page. Credit Union Times doesn’t have an editorial board or editorial page. An article is an unbiased, factual news report devoid of any opinions by the writer. It appears on a publication’s news pages. The column above is definitely not news, nor does it represent the editorial stand of this publication. It is the opinion of one person, Mike Welch, publisher, no more, no less. From Volume 1, Number 1 in 1990, its purpose has been to stimulate thoughts and ideas on subjects of interest to readers including current events and controversial issues, especially those that all other CU publications shy away from for whatever reasons. And to encourage reader feedback and involvement. That’s what columns do. Roses you just look at. – email@example.com
With the new leadership at the NCUA, staff changes are announced.
The dark web is a haven for stolen data, personal and financial information - keeping the fraud threat alive for years.
Currently, the rule requires a variety of consumer disclosures when remittances are issued.
Sponsored by Cetera Financial Group
Learn client/member acquisition strategies to increase the longevity and profitability of your credit union’s wealth management program.
Sponsored by Workday
This white paper will help your evaluation efforts by outlining the top 5 goals a cloud-based financial management system should strive to reach for credit unions.
Sponsored by Kaufman Hall
Learn how to balance efficiency and accuracy better in the budgeting process, the benefits of cash flow planning, and the shortcomings of traditional approaches.
Credit Union Times
Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!
- Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
- Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
- Access to other award-winning ALM websites including TreasuryandRisk.com and Law.com.
Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.