Sunshine State News: Florida media need to crank up coverage of water crises

“Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers certainly has devoted pages and pages, day after day, to the plight of the area’s polluted waters…the coverage nevertheless has been more about cheerleading, mining popular emotion, pointing fingers and advocating for one proposed solution than it has been about taking a pragmatic overview,” from The Sunshine State News’ Nancy Smith (a former editor of The Stuart News).

“Like most local papers, the one in Stuart lets local politicians or other activists define both problem and solution, rather than fact-finding on its own, getting the stories that make discoveries. ”

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