Saturday, February 6, 2016

Washington Post editor Martin Baron says media organizations should “stop looking for the moon shot”

Susan Delacourt writes:
"(Martin) Baron was at Carleton University on Wednesday night to talk about the state of journalism, a topic being much discussed in Canada these days. Spotlight, for those who haven’t seen it, is the story of how the Boston Globe’s investigative reporters unearthed the ugly truth about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
"Baron, who is now at the Washington Post, did want to assure us at the outset that he’s not as humourless as he appears in the movie. "And in fact, one of Baron’s more intriguing thoughts on the future of journalism borrowed on an old joke: Why did we put a man on the moon before we invented wheels on luggage?
"That is a funny line, but it’s also true (I checked)."

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