At a time when the president shouting “fake news” is old news and daily scandals are the new normal, it is both difficult and important for the media to strike a balance between the serious and the sensational. I understand how tough that tension is.
Every day at the Nation, we try to cover what is important, but that’s not always easy — especially when much of the media privileges stories with the biggest shock factor."Why Isn’t the Media Covering Climate Change All Day, Every Day?" is from the October 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katrina Vanden Heuvel and narrated by Sam Scholl.