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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The best of journalistic virtues:

A.
Courage
Campaigning
Toughness
Compassion
Humour
Irreverence
B.
A serious engagement with serious things
C.
A sense of fairness
D.
An eye for injustice
E.
A passion for explaining
F.
Knowing how to achieve impact
G.
A connection with readers
  • From Alan Rusbridger's essay, "Does Journalism Exist?", in a wonderful and fascinating book, Page One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism (edited by David Folkenflik), which puts journalism and one of the world's greatest newspapers front and centre. I have already placed a copy of the book in the Commits library. (Alan Rusbridger is the editor of the highly respected Guardian newspaper.)

  • I have now ordered the documentary on which the book is based. Take a look at the list of awards and award nominations for the documentary here. And here is a riveting feature from Slate on David Carr, "the star of Page One", the documentary. (Carr has also contributed an essay, "Print Is Dead. Long Live The New York Times", to Page One, the book.)

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