23 June 2005
All news is local
Truth, poetry, and a hint of the future, courtesy of Lileks:
If I were king of the forest, and could remake the Daily Paper according to my whims, I'd make two changes. I'd confine the editorials to local matters, because no one cares what the Peoria Gleaner thinks about Sudan. Whereas an intensely local editorial section has a unique power; it's distributed and read by the people who can actually do something about the issues raised. Second, I'd flip the A and B sections. Newspapers can do the local issues like no other medium. Someone gets shot on the north side, and a southside blogger doesn't know it unless he reads it in the paper.
Of course, there's always the possibility that the Daily Paper has its fingers in too many local pies, but that's a different issue entirely.Posted at 7:12 AM to Almost Yogurt