Introducing the Sim City Beat
Andrew Keatts of the Voice of San Diego writes about his plan to cover the business beat in the California city.
Keatts writes, “It’ll force me to really rely on the basic narrative concept we’ve tried to establish at Voice of San Diego. It’s impossible for us to cover everything, so instead we choose a handful of things to cover really well.
“I realize how absurd it sounds to have one person spend only some of his time on something as huge as ‘business in San Diego.’
“But how much crazier is it than thinking a group of five reporters can investigate the entire region?
“So I’ll need to be selective. We’ll pick out a few narratives at a time and cover them as completely as possible. Then we’ll find some more.
“Hopefully, you’ll play a big part in helping me figure out what to look into.
“Are there certain industries in San Diego you’ve never understood? Is there a major issue facing an industry you work in that no one knows about? What blind spots are there in the region’s current business coverage?”
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