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THE MASTHEAD AND UNSIGNED EDITORIALS

The big block of type with The Seattle Times title at the top of the editorial page is called the "masthead." The masthead contains important information about The Seattle Times Company. It runs on this page, in this spot — left-hand corner, above the editorials — to distinguish the page, and particularly the words that appear below, from the rest of the newspaper.

In the dozens of pages and hundreds of column inches of each daily newspaper, this is the one place readers will find the voice and view of The Seattle Times. Unsigned editorials that appear below the masthead are written by editorial staff members to represent the official view of the newspaper ownership, the Blethen family.

The masthead also includes the names of top corporate officers, plus news and editorial executives. That makes for a bit of confusion, because the news executives (executive editor, managing editor and associate managing editor) have nothing to do with what appears below the masthead or elsewhere on these two pages and the Sunday Opinion section. The rest of the newspaper — the news and feature sections — is their domain.




Editorial & Opinion

The Seattle Times
P.O. Box 70
Seattle, WA 98111
Phone: 206/464-2496
Fax: 206/464-2261
E-mail: letters@ seattletimes.com
oped@seattletimes.
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