J. Fred Kuntz has been The Star’s Editor-in-Chief for 26 months and he writes in this article that he is retiring this week.
How is this bed bug news?
Easy: The Star has had the most persistent coverage of bed bugs in any single media publication (outside of a bed bug blog, or pest control industry journal), period. As Kuntz says,
We wrote powerful stories about poverty – and helped to spur increases in the minimum wage, close loopholes in the Employment Standards Act, improve dental care for the poor and stir action against bedbugs in public housing.
The bulk of The Star’s bed bug articles were written by Joe Fiorito.
I hope the incoming Editor-in-Chief continues along these lines.
Because if you don’t talk about your city’s bed bug problem, no one is going to do anything about it.