In today’s New York Times, David Carr laments the lack of media attention to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There’s plenty of blame to go around: battle fatigue at home, failing media resolve and a government intent on controlling information from the battlefield.
Okay, but how about the quality of the stories? Are you really doing your damnest to keep the readers interested? Are you sure your writing isn’t a little bland, your narrative structures chopped from the same block? What if you just sound too newspapery to elicit more than a yawn?
(Look elsewhere for answers.)