Tuesday, July 8, 2014

There soon may not be any more newspapers, but we’ll always need news-- Jan Wong

Jan Wong in 2012
Jan Wong's musings about journalism:
"Journalism is democracy’s milk. The free flow of information nourishes the citizenry and helps them make informed decisions about where to live and work, which bridge is closed for two weeks and who’s invading whom.
"News matters. As Phillip Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, once said, “Journalism is the first rough draft of history.”
"Unfortunately the delivery system is broken. In my journalism-as-milk analogy, today’s newspaper owners are the farmers fretting over the survival of their family farms. The reporters are the cows."
the full column in the Halifax Herald

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