Monday, June 20, 2005

What If The Los Angeles Times Was To Write About... Of All Things... Los Angeles... But Nobody Noticed?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calgas18jun18,0,7589520.story?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calprice19jun19,0,5716582.story?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calfix20jun20,0,3194005.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Today was the conclusion of a three part series on gasoline supplies and prices in California in the Los Angeles Times - and I have not seen a single blog post on any of the articles.

None.

And this is a shame as Elizabeth Douglass and Gary Cohn have done an excellent job researching and telling the story, and allowing each of the many sides to tell their stories in their own words.

Now if the LA Times had followed up with several op-ed articles giving more detailed solutions than those in the final article (though I hardly call price controls while not increasing product or conservation... a solution), along with an editorial - and they then opened that to public comment - true civic engagement might have happened.

Alas - where're the wickitorials when you need them?

1 comment:

Ric said...

You are right. Those were good articles. But since they were in the Times, I didn't even bother to stop to read them on my way to the sports section until you pointed them out to me.