Our astute readers probably have noticed something new on The Mammalian Daily’s web site. And many of them might be saying to themselves, “It’s high time.”
Yes, dear readers, we have embarked on a road that will lead to complete transparency in our reporting within the next few years.
In doing so, however, we are not responding to our critics—many though they’ve been— so much as we are moving forward of our own volition toward a goal we’ve had for some time.
As I explained at a press conference almost six months ago to the day, The Mammalian Daily has had a longstanding policy of anonymous reporting. This policy constituted part of the terms of our journalists’ contracts and for that reason we could do nothing but wait, either for those contracts’ expiration or for our journalists to agree to a new policy.
We’ve been fortunate to have several of our veteran reporters agree to have their names (and, thus, their species, in many cases) appear in the paper. So, let me introduce you to this handful of TMD trailblazers whose work is much respected by Park citizens. They will be joined shortly by others of equal merit.
Aivis Burunduks, TMD PIFF Reporter
Renée Simone Canard, TMD Gossip Reporter
Elspeth Duper, TMD Social Events Reporter
Bergrún Íkorna, TMD Business Reporter
Jaakkima Kuikka, TMD Mental Health Reporter
Johan Slon, TMD Music Reporter