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This news media blog explores the nexus between the press, the public and technology with two missions. One, to engage citizens in an online conversation about the role of the news media in their lives, in the hope that they will use and critique the media more effectively. And secondly to explore how the press can remain relevant, essential and accountable to citizens and communities.

Mike Fancher is Editor at Large of The Seattle Times.

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April 30, 2008 10:00 PM

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Posted by Mike Fancher

I'd like to sign off Press Here by thanking the people of Greater Seattle for the opportunity to be a part of your lives for the past 30 years. It has been inspiring to be a journalist in a community where people care deeply about the quality of life and about each other.

I close with something that one of my daughters wrote to me in a note about my retirement: "Long live true journalism."

Best wishes and so long.

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Posted by Steve

5:44 AM, May 01, 2008

The casual reader may not have noticed, but your steady presence in all kinds of seen and unseen ways in the pages of the Times has been an enormous influence for a lot of years, on what journalism has been all about in this corner of the country. You will be missed, Mike.

Posted by Jay

4:25 PM, May 01, 2008

Thank you for your 30 years of service to the Seattle Times and this community. I hope you continue to inspire others and find new ways to contribute to the cause of true journalism.

Posted by m_____s

9:47 PM, May 01, 2008

Thanks, Mike.

Posted by Mr. X

4:59 PM, May 04, 2008

Do you feel a little bit guilty taking the spotlight away from 35 of your Times co-workers who were leaving the company this week, too? It would have been nice to have seen a little presentation for our departing friends, too, but it seems the company blew the cake budget on you.

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