is all about stories—good stories, unusual stories, told well. And there are still plenty of stories to tell that, it appears, no one else will if we don’t get to them. One example: our ongoing scrutiny of the ways in which Baltimore’s massive drug trade intersects with its legitimate economy. It is exactly the kind of sprawling, complex subject that is increasingly beyond the efforts of a more traditional newsroom, and that can easily overwhelm an amateur “citizen journalist” of the cadre the web was supposed to raise up to replace those of us who get paid now and then. Not that everything we do involves weighty investigative work—you’ve read the paper before this week, right? In any event, while everybody’s prospecting for eyeballs one way or another these days, we try to get them the best way we know how—with stories you won’t see anywhere else.