“There’s no good journalism in San Diego!” We hear that every now and then, especially from snooty local journalists who should know better.
In fact, local media outlets produce some mighty fine work. Check out these remarkable stories from 2013 that left us with a greater understanding of this place we call home:
Uncovered: Cabal Behind Political Blitzkrieg
The story: “Secret Anti-Demaio Campaign Revealed Group’s Assault Aimed to Damage Demaio,” by Craig Gustafson, U-T San Diego, March 24, 2013.
What it’s about: In 2012, a secretive group produced a 200-page “dossier” and nagged local reporters to jump on a bunch of nasty allegations regarding mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio and his partner. With one exception, media outlets were unimpressed by the charges and refused to publish or air stories.