Last week, the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover, wrote a column about the decision not to cover the latest Honor Flight trip for World War II veterans.
The Central Missouri Honor Flight organization took the veterans on a day trip to Washington, D.C., to view the national monument that was built in their honor. During the trip, the veterans also visited Arlington National Cemetery. The veterans returned to Missouri at the end of the day.
Other news outlets covered the return of the veterans, but the Missourian did not. Missourian editors decided that, because the flights happen several times, there was no new news to report — as Warhover notes, the trip itinerary is largely the same each time. But he also points out that last year's veterans are not this year's veterans and that the Missourian needs to find a way to better report these flights even if traditional stories are not written.
How should the Missourian have covered the latest Honor Flight story?