Friday, April 11, 2008

Journalism 101

'Unless you are willing to fight and re-fight the same battles until you go blue in the face, drive the people you work with nuts going over every last detail to make certain you’ve got it right, and then take all of the slings and arrows directed at you by the powers that be—corporate and political and sometimes journalistic—there is no use even trying. You have to love it and I do. I.F. Stone once said, after years of catching the government’s lies and contradictions, 'I have so much fun, I ought to be arrested.' Journalism 101.'
--Bill Moyers, in an essay adapted from an acceptance speech he made upon winning a journalism award. To review earlier items on the heroic Mr. Moyers, go here, here, here and here.


At 1:34 PM, Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

I love Bill Moyers. Especially his work on Joseph Campbell.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Interesting you say that, because I recall not taking Joseph Campbell very seriously until I saw Moyers' fascinating interview with him.


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