miss by not hearing

jasonlulu_2000

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Sources: Time Magazine from the Editor:

These challenges are not unique to TIME, but they are real here and throughout other media institutions. Companies like ours have a particular obligation to reflect the world and the people we cover. We miss critical stories by not hearing and elevating the voices of people who have lived those stories. We must turn this awakening into long-overdue change.

What does the underlined sentence mean? Can you help paraphrase it?

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Jason
 

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TIME magazine misses coverage of important news by not providing the opportunity for the people involved to be heard and their stories highlighted.

We do not know what stories and what people they are talking about which TIME owes a social obligation to.
 
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"Critical stories" means news of great significance. To miss them is to fail to cover those stories in TIME magazine. If TIME does not listen to and publish the experiences of people whose lives were directly influenced by such momentous events then TIME has failed as a news outlet. An excellent recent example in American life is the difficulty that some citizens have experienced when trying to vote. Those difficulties are caused by many factors, but the only or the best way to cover the story is for TIME to hear and give weight to the tales people have told about those difficulties.

Cross-posted with tedmc.
 
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