Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

Heroic journalism = Community change

“The idea of journalists that the purpose of the story is the story itself invites a terrible kind of journalistic amorality. Trying to do the story just for itself invites cynicism. It doesn’t invite a kind of heroic approach to journalism at all. It invites compromises and corruptions that deaden the enterprise at its heart.” — Ervin S. Duggan, president, US Public Broadcasting Service.