• Natalie Moore

Most journalists understand that covering violence isn’t quite as simple as the old axiom has it—If it bleeds it leads.

For instance, it probably needs to bleed along North Michigan Avenue or on the Gold Coast. Lincoln Park is OK too.

Anywhere else—well, nobody’s news hole is what it used to be.

Here’s a proposition: when the journalism’s done right, violence isn’t so much covered as uncovered. The reasons for violence aren’t necessarily obvious, and most of it goes on in places reporters don’t normally get to.