I've been a news junkie for decades, and I sincerely believe that a healthy community -- much less democracy -- is impossible without thriving, responsible journalism. I hope that sites such as NewsTrust will open a dialogue between citizens and journalists that will benefit both.
I appreciate the links provided to the sister site, Arbutus Patch, whose editor has spearheaded a challenge to Denise Whiting. However, it's unforunate that Goldfarb got involved in the first place, making it necessary for North Baltimore Patch to add a disclaimer to their own story. It doesn't make me more likely to trust the unbiased approach of Patch editors in the future.