Newsrooms Are in Revolt. The Bosses Are in Their Nation Homes.


She paused.

“I really feel dangerous that I really feel like everyone ought to really feel completely self-loathing and disgrace,” she mentioned.

I requested Ms. Jamieson if what she was feeling was rooted in a need for justice, or for higher journalism, or simply free-floating, Australian-inflected rage.

“All of these issues,” she mentioned.

Nothing private, in fact. Ms. Jamieson has reporter pals who left a small condo for a spot in Aspen; she understands that folks have kids, mother and father, well being circumstances. “They needed more room for his or her children, or to look after an aged relative, OK, everybody has a cause,” she mentioned. However she thinks that the bosses, and journalists, have a particular obligation to remain: “Being a frontrunner means staying along with your individuals and seeing what they see.”

However Ms. Jamieson mentioned it had been an eye-opening expertise.

“It revealed the cash in journalism — who has money and who doesn’t and the way a lot this trade is from individuals with belief funds or well-connected mother and father and so they might keep within the Hamptons or the Catskills,” she mentioned. (On that observe, I ought to disclose once more that I don’t extensively cowl BuzzFeed, which I left in February, on this column as a result of I’ve but to divest my inventory choices within the firm, as required by The Occasions.)

These of us who’ve left town, or (as in my case) have the luxurious of coming forwards and backwards, with a detour on project to Montauk, can take the warmth. Right here within the Hamptons, caddies apart, it’s actually not so dangerous. Those that don’t have area to accommodate a chef are counting on deliveries from the connoisseur wholesaler Baldor, whose acquainted white-and-black-logo vehicles are circulating the island. The personal faculty Avenues is opening a Hamptons department for these mother and father who don’t want to return to town within the fall.

Some executives are starting to commute once more, so the helicopter firm Blade has began its seven-day service sooner than common. With out day-trippers or middle-class vacationers and their crowded sublets, it has been, for the fortunate few, “the summer time we had lengthy needed, busy, however not an excessive amount of so, and quiet sufficient to listen to the birdsong,” in keeping with The East Hampton Star.

The golfers shall be OK too. The East Hampton Golf Membership, a member informed me, has modified its guidelines to allow autonomous robotic caddies, which observe you silently by way of the greens.


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