How Indies Beat MSM on Mortgage-Crisis Story

september 16, 2009  09:51 am
"Independents were repeatedly ahead of the curve on covering the mortgage and real estate bubble and in connecting the dots between vital elements of the bigger story," former City Limits editor Alyssa Katz writes on So how did indie magazines and alt-weeklies do it? Katz offers three main reasons: The reporting focused on "the real-world impacts of business practices" and was based "out in the real world," while reporters were "free (and predisposed) to question authority, not to mention the basic business practices of large financial institutions."