A small town rises to the occasion in the aftermath of an ugly incident. The incident made national and even international news. The community’s response, not so much. But the story continues, whether it’s reported or not.
I was trained as a journalist, and in my life’s work I’ve dealt regularly with news reporters and editors for well over 30 years. For longer than that, I’ve heard people complain bitterly about supposed media bias. In recent years the complaints have intensified and grown ugly, threatening the legitimacy of journalism.