In journalism, no two things are more often and easily confused than “this wild thing is happening” and “this wild thing is happening, widely.” When the wild thing is, say, mad cow disease - an immediate threat to life - the problem of weighing particulars against a greater sense of scale is critical.
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Ever since I began covering the League of Legends World Championship this year, I have received complaints from readers asking (or demanding) that I stop spoiling the outcomes of games in my articles. After a lot of deliberation, I've decided that I can't do that. You all deserve an explanation as to why.