There is more going on in the world than our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our agenda-setting media are going make their daily choices based on a set of values and priorities that we won’t always agree with. But if ever there were a case for journalism to give the people what they need, even if sometimes they say they don’t want it, this would be it. Every day Americans are fighting and dying while trying to stand up police forces, armies, and humanitarian missions. We need to hear their stories, every day.
Behind the News
12:23 PM - April 2, 2007
We’re At War; That’s Front-Page News Every Day
If ever there were a case for journalism to give the people what they need, even if sometimes they say they don’t want it, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are it.
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Things have always been getting worse
In fact, we’ve been doing it for a while
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“Michael was angry … he was angry about things that weren’t right in the world. He was angry with war and with loss, and that drove his reporting.”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.