Is Greater Focus on the Superrich Right for The Times?

by: Margaret Sullivan | New York Times

To some, it seems counterintuitive to cover the problems of economic inequality in America with a greater focus on the doings of the superrich. After all, this is not a set that’s starved for media attention. And how does this fit in with the journalistic charge to “afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted”?


After hearing from readers, I raised these questions Thursday morning to The Times’ executive editor, Dean Baquet.

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