“There’s no doubt in my mind that if a college kid came to me and asked whether he or she should get into journalism, I would be an enthusiastic supporter. It’s a phenomenally important craft at the moment. I use the word “craft” and not profession, because there is no specific set of rules that govern a journalist. A journalist should seek information, get it as quickly and as accurately as possible, and transmit it to the people and let them make up their minds. When I was at the height of my career as a radio and television reporter, I truly believed that what I was telling people was the truth, as best as I could find it. I believe today that journalism is split, in a very significant way, between reporters who are part of the political warfare that we see before us in America, and those that continue to believe, as I did years ago, that it is their responsibility to cover that political warfare, but not become part of it.”
Journalist,News Analyst, Author, Senior Fellow Of The Shorenstein Center, Moderator Of The Kalb Report, Senior Adviser At Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting
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