Quite an admission from the NY Times. The flip-side: they don’t really want to, either. If they did, they would hire journalists who represent the other 50% of the US population.
I think that the New York-based and Washington-based too probably, media powerhouses don’t quite get religion. We have a fabulous religion writer, but she’s all alone. We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.