1. No matter if the paper accepted the announcement or not, the Herald was still going to have protesters and people who were going to cancel their subscription. I feel that the paper should not have accepted the announcement. To me it didn’t seem that they weighed their options out thoroughly before making the decision. They lost a lot of subscribers and money due to the acceptance of the announcement.
2. Yes, because the people in the newsroom have different beliefs on the subject than the people who want to make the announcements. Even though the people who make the announcements did not think this was ethically correct, the people working for the Herald thought otherwise. Reporters want to write about what people want to hear. In this case, the straight population were appalled by this announcement in the paper.
2. Yes, values at stake are bigger in a smaller community because there are less people with the same beliefs. Where as in a big city you have a bunch of different people, who all have different beliefs. I feel that a big city should have announced something on this issue before a smaller community. I feel that once a big city announced it, a smaller community could ease its way into the situation a little bit easier.