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.
While news media worldwide struggle to adapt their business models and innovate to fill the gap left from declining print advertising and insufficient online advertising, a diverse array of old and young media outlets have found a viable strategy in organizing events.
"The last of Hollywood's golden era" is the way so many broadcast and cable obituaries described the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. But alas, there are at least five stars from that era who are probably saying to themselves," What am I, chopped liver?"
We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.
On July 6th, half-dozen troops were killed in Afghanistan by IED explosions. Those deaths underline the need to pay attention to the troops' equipment. I expected more reporting on the issue. There wasn't any.