Apology and explanation

| October 31, 2019 11:03am

A note to our readers: We have removed this submission, and in the interest of transparency, we want to let you know why. 

Earlier this week, The Beacon published an opinion submission memorializing Owen Klinger with the best of intentions. 

In retrospect, we realize that some of the content of that submission compromised one of the main tenets of the code of ethics that The Beacon follows, the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Journalism must seek truth but also minimize harm, and the publication of this submission didn’t further this goal. 

The Beacon has taken the exceptionally rare action of removing content from our site. 

The Beacon regrets the lapse in judgment and is grateful to our readers for holding us accountable. 

Claire Desmarais, Editor-in-Chief 

Dora Totoian, Opinion Editor