Such immersive reporting is essential if news is to serve its purpose and help us construct any real sense of the world.
News systems are not designed for this. Reporters move like herds of sheep, flocking to the same places at the same times to tell us, more or less, the same stories. Foreign bureaus are closing. We are moving farther away.
Anjan Sundaram, “We’re Missing the Story”, The New York Times (27 July 2014), SR4.