Herald-Whig

Coverage of Australian Open missing in The Herald-Whig

Posted: Feb. 13, 2020 3:40 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

Your article, Stephanie Ohnemus, was 100% correct about lack of coverage of The Herald-Whig of your interest. That is nothing new for The Herald-Whig, the only newspaper in town.

There are four major tennis tournaments in the world each year. The Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and the U.S. Open featuring young American men and ladies and is attended from all countries' thousands of fans.

The Australian Open ended Sunday, which lasted two weeks. A young 21-year-old American lady won first place. Her first major title win. Over a dozen American young men and women played in this tournament, some seeded best in the world. The only newspaper in town decided not to acknowledge them. Two weeks and the only newspaper in town didn't print one inch of any score or article.

In contrast, it printed for the football interest every day since Jan. 5, that Houston beat Buffalo 22-19 and Tennessee beat New England 20-13 including Super Bowl Sunday's paper.

In a recent golf tournament for golf interest, it printed the names of over 100 and their individual scores, three times. The last of that number it printed who didn't make the cut, and finally the 50, their final score and how much they made.

The Herald-Whig claims in the paper it is impartial in news, independent in policy. If it wanted to be truthful to the readers, it should read, "We are the only newspaper in town and will continue to act like it."

Jim Nauert

Quincy