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Sep 13, 2019 If you’re a news junkie, you may have noticed a new online media outlet called the San Joaquin Valley Sun. The editor in chief is Alex Tavlian. He used to be a reporter for the Fresno Bee and then he became an attorney and political consultant. Now, on top of publishing The Sun , he’s also doing some campaign work for Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who is running for mayor. We spoke with Tavlian and other journalists about the ethics of covering politics while also being involved in the political process. Transparency in the newsroom and media literacy are important topics, especially these days, and we think that discussions about how news is covered both by Valley Public Radio and other outlets are helpful to audiences who want to make informed decisions about their news consumption. But when it comes to news creation, Tavlian has said he started the San Joaquin Valley Sun because he wanted to create an outlet that examines big-picture stories. “A lot of times we get bogged down

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