Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor Rob Owen wrote about missed opportunities during the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh.
He seemed to be focusing on the demonstrators and how the radio and TV stations missed opportunities to properly cover the demonstrations.
I would ask, however, where was the reporting that explained to the residents of Pittsburgh why the G-20 is important and what the local connection is.
The paper ran a story about how great it was that the world media was covering the event and thus “spreading the word about Pittsburgh” to the rest of the world. But how about spreading some information about how Main Street and the rest of the world are linked?
Pittsburgh re-invented itself thanks to globalization. Where were the stories that talk about the connections Pittsburgh companies have with the member countries of the G-20?
Talk about missed opportunities!