Letter to Romenesko
From JAY BERMAN, retired journalism professor and newspaper reporter: I am on an Amtrak train that broke down nearly 3 hours ago near Oakland. [His email is time-stamped 4:15 ET.] I thought it might be something the San Francisco Chronicle might be interested in, so I called breaking news. After about five minutes, the voicemail told me breaking news was not accepting calls and that I should call back later.
In the meantime, about 100 people are on this train that hasn’t moved for nearly 3 hours, and nobody will ever know about it.