That is truly the question.
One of the great tools available with online newspapers today sits near the bottom of the screen, just under the article your glancing at. It sits there empty until you decide to use it, but it can allow you to post your opinion to the world.
Ah, that wonderful comment box.
Last month the Neiman Journalism Lab published an article talking about building “community” with online papers, mostly with readers comments. The idea sounds like a great theory, but in practice I don’t think it’s working to our benefit currently.
I feel that though these comments can help spur the direction of a conversation, they can also bring some underhanded blows to the paper. How do you feel about the public commenting on pages? Have you seen any comments that have made you cringe inside, or wonder what that person was thinking?