Newspaper Explains Itself
Five million in venture funding to the first person who can tell me the difference between “navigating” the news and explaining it, or analyzing it or contextualizing it or just writing it correctly in the first place. The poor news, all these things being done to it, maybe we should let it rest for a while. It must be tired! Anyway, The New York Times has opened its own explainer site, The Upshot, and somehow it’s not maddening at all. Maybe a little teacherly, but at least it doesn’t seem to hate us.