A significant motivation in our recent (and ongoing) effort to take more questions from readers is a desire to identify The Atlantic’s blind spots in coverage. This input helps highlight the topics that could use more attention—those we might be able to explore from multiple perspectives, many of which will come from outside our newsroom.
There are plenty of stories we don’t know about, or don’t have the newsroom resources to cover well. These present wonderful opportunities for new contributors—journalists and civilians alike—to shed a little light.
That’s where you, dear writers, come in.