Residents of two predominantly Latino neighborhoods in Chicago faced years of poor air quality living near a coal-treating plant. But it wasn’t until the plant was demolished, sending a plume of dust into the air and finally bringing attention to its environmental impact, that news outlets took notice. The plume was easy to cover. It
An informal survey of journalists and academics resulted in a handful of suggested readings that update Sandburg’s 92-year-old list. It’s at least an interesting starting point for water cooler/barstool debates.