My big disappointment of the week — of the year? — is that I will be missing the National Conference for Media Reform that’s being held in Boston this weekend. Originally I was supposed to moderate a panel, and I had hoped to hang out pretty much all weekend. But some important personal commitments arose that were beyond my control, and there you have it.

But enough about me. This should be a great event, featuring dozens of programs and top-flight speakers who will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of journalism. The conference is being presented by the media-reform group Free Press, whose work I respect enormously.

If you are able to get over to the World Trade Center, I urge you to do so.