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Saturday, September 23, 2006

21st-Century Journalism XI: Further Food for Thought

Some further ideas gleaned from the Freedom Forum's 2006 First Amendment Calendar:

"As newspapers ... scramble to attract young readers more comfortable with the speed, flash and attitude of MTV, videos and the blogosphere, more reporters may find the temptation to cut corners, fabricate and dazzle increasingly irresistible." -- David Shaw (LA Times)

"The story of media in our country today is very much like the story of the American diet — we are overfed, but we are undernourished." -- Geneva Overholser (journalist, educator)

"News providers should regard anonymous sources simply as tipsters. Unless hard digging provides real verified facts, the anonymous stuff should be flushed down the toilet." -- Allen H. Neuharth (Freedom Forum founder)

"Audacity is a necessary feature of every good editorial." -- from an editorial in the Missouri Editor, 1894

"The role of a free press is to be the people's eyes and ears, providing not just information, but access, insight and most importantly, context." -- Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

"A man finds joy in giving an apt reply, and how good is a timely word!" -- Proverbs 15:23 (Bible, New International Version)