Glass was urging On the Media to be bold in discussing its parent organization. A Web chat and some Twitter posts are not sufficient, given the magnitude of the Daisey retraction. On the Media is one of the best-positioned institutions to explore the implosion of a story that was the most downloaded piece of journalism in the history of This American Life.

It can still do this.

Justin D. Martin is a journalism professor at Northwestern University in Qatar. Follow him on Twitter: @Justin_D_Martin