Mr. Luft summed it up, "A story is great when it has lots of emotion and history." Chicago provides that lens from which the Tribune provides its reporting and perspectives with facts, emotion, and history as required.
Newspapers are on the wane and print is heading for extinction. Newspapers have found a new life and print is becoming creative. Taking the industry's pulse is a tricky affair. Facts and figures come in different shapes and sizes.
I didn't buy a newspaper because I wanted to find out more about the operation in Pakistan. I bought it because it was tangible representation of massively important historic event, and I wanted to save it.