06/04/2013 11:46 am ET

Those In Poverty Go Wanting, Even In The Times

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ART auctions or soup kitchens? The cost of a luxury loft in SoHo or the number of children in homeless shelters?

Newspaper people make decisions about what to cover and what to emphasize every day. They have finite resources -- only so much space in the paper, only so many reporters -- and they have to choose. In this context, one question I’ve been thinking about for several months is this: How well does The Times cover those who live in poverty and the news that affects them?