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Statement of Purpose

The Saunders Report | Est. 2018

The Saunders Report is an online news platform that will always strive to provide readers with information that will enlighten, inform and entertain.

The Report won’t seek to be all things to all people. It is beholden to no political party or dogma. It is beholden only to truth, justice and good writing.

As much as possible, The Report will be an interactive endeavor, and we seek to foster dialogue and encourage readers to assist us in finding stories of interest to Triangle residents.


Doomsayers – often those whose misdeeds are being held up to the light - have been predicting the demise of newspapers for more than 100 years. They predicted that radio, then movies, then television and now the Internet would replace the written word as the primary conveyor of information.

While aware of those threats, we always felt that the well-written word would remain an essential method of informing people not only who did what to whom, but also why, where and when they did it. We still feel that way.

It was, after all, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson - no one’s idea of a liberal - who wrote that if given a choice of “a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

Neither would we, T.J.

Wherever you’re reading The Saunders Report, rest assured that it will - as Joseph Pulitzer said - always seek to comfort the afflicted and afflict the  comfortable.

Barry Saunders, Publisher



Barry Saunders

For over 20 years, Barry was a columnist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. He also wrote for other publications, such as the Atlanta Constitution and the Richmond County Daily Journal. Often described as powerfully honest and illustratively funny, Barry's writing is both loved and hated by readers- sometimes simultaneously.  

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