Good news, bad news on the comments boards

This is a good news/bad news story.

The good news is that our new high school sports pages on the stripes.com website are a huge hit with readers. We have built pages for every DODDS high school in Europe and the Pacific, where you can find game coverage, schedules, team information and more. Plus, readers are encouraged to post their own team and game photos for everyone to see and share.

A peek behind the curtain

Welcome to Editor’s Notes, a new blog where the senior editors of Stars and Stripes will take you behind the scenes into the decisions we make as we prepare the daily newspaper and website that serve as vital information lifelines for hundreds of thousands of American servicemembers and their families.

From the selection of stories and photos that run on the front page to the line-up of columnists and cartoonists we feature, we know that our readers sometimes question our editorial choices and priorities. Often, these questions come in the form of emails you send to us directly. Sometimes, they are posed in Letters to the Editor, or posted in comments to an article on our website.