Which stories remain untold?

I was catching up with David Merkel’s Aleph Blog last weekend when I noticed a rather intriguing post entitled, “What Stories Aren’t Being Told?”.

As most of us are now aware, the mainstream media (particularly US) tends to overlook or leave aside many news items or stories of great value and importance. Most major media outlets prefer to skew their “news” coverage towards easily digestible soundbites on topics which normally require more depth and understanding, or human interest stories and (increasingly) celebrity gossip.

As a result, many important news items and themes go unreported or are largely overlooked by the mainstream. This holds true for the areas of business and finance as well, which is unfortunate considering the impact that financial and economic events have on our lives.

Merkel was recently pressed to examine some of these overlooked stories with the help of his blog readers. I hope you’ll find his post a worthwhile jumping off point for further rumination and discussion of overlooked stories and themes. Maybe you’ve picked up on some under-reported stories as well?