Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Golden Stories

The New York Times has taken it on the chin lately for its mistakes. But it remains, in my humble opinion, the nation's best newspaper because of the tremendous depth of its reporting. A great example are stories it has run this week on the human and environmental cost of the world's growing appetite for gold. In Monday's "Behind Gold's Glitter: Torn Lands and Pointed Questions," Jane Perlez and Kirk Johnson takes us behind the scenes of the gold industry from Montana to India to Ghana and beyond. And in today's Times, Perlez's and Lowell Bergman's "Tangled Strands in Fight Over Peru Gold Mine" gives us a passionate look at the impact that mining is having on a peasant community high up in the Andes.


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