Suicide at the NYT. Drudge has the headline, story to follow shortly.
What a horrible story. It will be interesting to see if this story is reported in the same ignorant way most suicides are; that some external event caused the person to kill himself (think of Vince foster), as opposed to the death resulting from the way in which the suicidal person internalized events.
No, the story will barely be reported at all(well at least in the mainstream press)…the newsroom at the NYT will clam up tight.
I’ll leave it to the Blogosphere to get the real story…
BTW, I realize that sounds flippant. I didn’t mean it that way. I am sorry that Mr. Meyerson is gone and I hope his wife and children will be alright.
It’s just that the reporting of what goes on inside and within Big Media is dreadful. Much as Congress exempts itself from labor laws that all other businesses in the US are subject to, Big Media exempts itself from the thorough reporting they subject every other entity to.
emily – Absolutely right… and that’s why Bernard Goldberg’s book rang so true. He proposed that the media report critically on itself and was eventually persona non grata at CBS.