Do our news media still care about significant local civic projects? With smaller staffs and fewer resources, are they capable of providing good, in-depth coverage? Will they ignore important stories that aren’t gripping, sexy, or controversial? Answers: Maybe, maybe not, and apparently so.

Case in point: I went to the Seattle Foundation/CityClub lunch on June 4 at the Hyatt at Olive 8, a great new downtown venue. The place was packed. I hadn’t pre-registered, so they sat me at the Press Table in the back. I thought great, I can chat with the reporters covering the event. Guess what? I was alone at the table. [Read more...]