The news is what you have forgotten
Talking with Adam Serwer about why journalists should lean more on history, the relative merits of anti-racism trainings and democratic reforms, and why he wants a reformed Republican Party
Like a lot of journalists in training, Adam Serwer once heard the familiar mantra that the news is what is new. That is what to focus on. The wrinkle we haven’t seen before.
But Serwer was lucky enough to have a mentor, in David Corn of Mother Jones, who gave him a second, contrary definition: The news is also what people have forgotten.
In the Hollywood …