“There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, 'How dull is the world today!' Nowadays he says, 'What a dull newspaper!'”
~ Daniel J. Boorstin
Today the nation's leading newspapers will largely disconnect from global and national concerns and instead focus their attentions on family tragedies, minor triumphs and the small milestones that make up real life.
“The best newspapermen I know are those most thrilled by the daily pump of city room excitements; they long fondly for a 'good murder'; they pray that assassinations, wars, catastrophes break on their editions.”
~ Pete Hamill