The NY Times maintains its eerie silence on the Trayvon Martin case. On April 1 they delivered a comprehensive review and impressive diorama of the Martin killing, which culminated a week of extensive coverage and commentary.
From a different tack, let's check the four bylines from the comprehensive April 1 piece and ask, 'where are they now'?
What are they working on? Are they still working?
Eventually the meta media mavens who report on the processes that deliver the stories will take up the question of why the Times' coverage of Trayvon Martin is flatlining. One possibility - the Times has spent decades dancing with Al Sharpton; maybe they don't want to be his shills anymore? But would responsible journalists just walk away or steer the rest of us away as well?
Or are they planning to carpet-bomb the story with coverage so intensive and extensive there will be nothing left to say? If so, when should we expect this piece, and what will it reveal?
Or if they lack for fresh story idea they could take on these voice experts. CNN took a stab but by and large the Elite Media has not turned over that rock (or tried to follow the money!) One of the touted experts just rolled out his new proprietary whiz-bang software. Publicity stunt?
Baffling. Howard Kurtz et al need to fill the breach. Or maybe Brian Stelter of the Times Media Decoder.