G-20 Meeting Puts Off Hard Calls on Trade Imbalances

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies agreed on Friday to curb “persistently large imbalances” in saving and spending but deferred until next year tough decisions on how to identify and fix them. Full Story »

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by Jon Mitchell - Nov. 12, 2010

Abstract, dry coverage of the surface-level politics of the G-20 meeting. Try as the authors might, it's hard to make a story like this bear on the reader's reality.

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by Michael Shaver - Nov. 12, 2010

This is an example of what I call the "new journalism". Sewall Chan and Sheryl Gay Stolberg are presenting an expansive subject that is difficult to grasp in context for even the brightest minds. This article provides many of the pieces to the puzzle but doesn't quite arrange them well enough for the reader to understand the picture much less see it. However if you allow your eyes to drift slightly to the left you'll see a box marked "Related" with five hyperlinks. Those are the keys to the puzzle which will allow the reader to obtain some clarity and consistency.

After spending some time with this article it became apparent that I wasn't seeing the forest for the trees. This is a new style of journalism in which the authors present the same or very similar information delivered at different levels of candor and accuracy throughout a collection of articles. These are articles crafted with a specific reader in mind with an assumption made by the authors that quantifies the level of commitment their readers will dedicate to understanding the ... More »

The agreement, the culmination of a two-day summit meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging powers, fell short of initial American demands for ... More »

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