Newspapers used to report on every single robbery, murder, traffic ticket, high school swim meet, council meeting and bridal shower. New media outlets get to pick and choose the topics they want to delve in to. This is good for things like the recent expose on the takeover of the Sooke Harbour House hotel.
But there are stories to be told beyond long-form scandals. Just plain old reportage--what happened at City Hall last night. The daily mundane stuff.
It's the mundane, the ho-hum, the regular mechanisms of City Hall, town goings on, and news about the rest of Canada etc. this anchors me and informs my forward (backward) movement in all bits of my life. The right and left of media of record, I try to read both, for example Globe and Mail AND National Post. The long-form, which in my opinion was somewhat missing, is enjoyable and has a time and place in my life and I don't hold it to the same standard that I hold media of record. How about you?