When Pat Stith left the N&O, John Drescher promised that the paper’s investigative role would not lesson. He kept that promise.
Now, with Ryan Teague Beckwith gone, can the N&O maintain the momentum he gave Under the Dome?
So far, the answer is no. Dome lacks the speed and bite Beckwith had.
Here’s the acid test: I no longer feel the need to check Dome on-line every couple of hours. It’s usually the same old stuff.