miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009

Hay una razón

Andrew Alexander, Defensor del Lector del WaPo, comenta la cobertura de la reforma sanitaria del diario y dice:
[…] readers say that too many other stories have been about process or politics. That's coverage The Post must own, of course. Washington is filled with policy wonks and decision-makers.

But readers seem to be saying: What about the rest of us? Over the past month, dozens have called or e-mailed to urge more explanatory journalism.

Many have said that Post stories routinely assume a foundation of knowledge that they simply don't have. Some said that they don't understand basic terms like "public option" or "single payer." They want primers, not prognostications. And they're craving stories on what it means for ordinary folks and their families.
Las quejas y comentarios de los lectores llevaron a Alexander a examinar 80 informaciones de portada del diario. Y a confirmar la opinión de los lectores. Y concluye:
Last Sunday's Outlook section carried a piece by former Post reporter T.R. Reid titled "Myths About Health Care Around the World." The writing was terse and anecdotal, without health-care gobbledygook. No he-said-she-said.

On the Post's Web site, it was among the most viewed articles on Sunday and Monday. It was one of the week's most e-mailed stories.

There's a reason.

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