In praise of the journalist

Posted on September 8th, 2009 by Bernie Russell
In praise of the journalist
Usually, anything you read about journalists sends us straight into no-one-likes-us-but-we-don’t-care mode, or terrifies us with doom-laden prophecies about the future, and the notion that we don’t have one.
This piece from the Poynter Institute is different. It’s a solid, straight summary of what makes a good journalist worthy of hire by anyone with an eye for talent, and a nose for skills.
The message: everything a modern corporation needs, whether it’s a media business or not (and they’re all media businesses now, anyway), a journalist can deliver.
Pass it on…
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=34&aid=160112

Usually, anything you read about journalists pushes us straight into no-one-likes-us-but-we-don’t-care mode, or terrifies us with doom-laden prophecies about the future, and the notion that we don’t have one.

This piece from Poynter Online is different. It’s a solid, straight summary of what makes a good journalist worthy of hire by anyone with an eye for talent, and a nose for skills.

The message:

  • everything a modern corporation needs, whether it’s a media business or not (and they’re all media businesses now, anyway), a journalist can deliver.

Pass it on…

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