We often have discussions about what stories deserve coverage, what stories viewers want us to cover and what stories we feel we need to cover for a variety of other reasons.
Here's part of what went into the decision making process that ultimately ended with our decision to interview Ana Trujillo.
1. We had covered, at length, as the case moved through the court system,
2. She chose not to testify at trial -- which is different than giving up your right to speak ever,
3. She wanted to give viewers her account of what occurred and claimed she was innocent,
4. This case is one that has received international attention.
I respect viewers' opinions. In fact, I respect them enough to take this opportunity to explain part of my thought process. It doesn't mean I don't take to heart what viewers say. I read almost every viewer comment and absolutely every email, tweet & Facebook message. Viewers help keep guide me thought my job.
After reading this, I'd love to hear your reaction to my thought process.