I believe that editorials are a necessary part of journalism. I don't believe that you can always report on the news without also commenting on it through your own experiences. However— these personal pieces have their place in any newspaper, as long as they are properly labeled.
Sometimes, things happen and I am too close to a story, or care too deeply about the individuals or situations involved in said story, to objectively report on it to the level of ethical rigor that I demand I am to be held to. That being said, these works of near-journalism are placed here.
Sometimes, you can't help but care about people.