About the Civility project
The Akron Beacon Journal has been writing about civility, attack ads and the declining quality of public discourse for much of the year as a part of a community project. Recent stories include:
■ How two politicians declined to talk about civility, choosing instead to lash out at their opponents.
■ Former Sen. John Glenn and former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula say the situation won’t get better until the public speaks out against it.
■ The news media is considered a large contributor to the incivility.
The stories are collected at: http://www.ohio.com/special-projects/civility