This is a novel twist on news gathering, but it might be useful. Participate if you wish. There is now a real New York Times reporter in Taipei, sent there by the home office in NYC, to report on the SARS epidemic. Since he is here now, name is Don McNeil, and using some office in downtown Taipei as his den, let’s use this thread to deliver messages to him about how WE are perceiving SARS and at the same time, give him some feedback about his stories as they appear in his newspaper and online at www.nytimes.com
I don’t know if he is reading this forum, but I suspect he is. Let’s offer him our perspective and our feedback. Maybe some of your comments will make their way into print in the paper that prints all the news that’s fit to print.
Hope you enjoy our messages.
It’s worth a try. It might be a useful way to use the Internet to help shape the news. Of course, he has his own sources and doesn’t need us. Then again, when he starts reading this, he may just include some pertinent facts we are able to channel over to him.