It’s hard to feel sorry for the news organizations that have
utterly failed to pay enough attention to the top story of a
generation. It’s one thing to bury the lede. It’s another to allow
it to bury your industry.
But if you can’t feel sorry for news orgs, then at least feel
sorry for yourself. Because news really is different. The
demise of reporting outfits is not only about the loss of jobs
and the diminishing of fortunes, it’s a severe blow to society.
It represents the potential silencing of the only voice many