I’ve been a lucky journalist with the good fortune to witness so many news-making events my own mother’s called me Calamity Jane. But probably my best break was getting hired by the New Yorker, which still believes in giving reporters enough time and space to tell the full story.
We live in an age of reduced attention spans. Few have time to delve beneath the headlines. But there’s never been more need. There are now so many special interests manipulating public policy, it’s crucial to connect the dots. Having time for that isn’t just a responsibility, it’s a privilege.