Is the witness newsworthy?

In your coverage of Mr. Camerer’s death, you quote the opinions of his landlord and friend, Benjamin Over. Does Mr. Over have any credentials which would render his medical opinions newsworthy? Is he a physician? If not, what is the news value of reporting them?

I’m a political scientist by training. If I render an opinion as to the makeup of the rings of Saturn, is that newsworthy?

David C. Murray
Grecia, Alajuela

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