Saturday, March 19, 2005

Academic crock

Journalism schools trumpet their own wares from their own temple steps. Let the MSM be warned: transparency or else. Stylistic adherance to academic propriety be damned. Use Wired as a style guide, not some dusty tome of professorial oneupmanship.

What Is a Journalist? | csmonitor.com:

"Not everyone who simply gathers information and disseminates it can be called a journalist. The craft requires skill in finding story ideas and facts, cultivating sources, and then presenting news in a way that serves the public interest. It requires specific talents for research, interviews, and distillation of information; sifting rant from reality; and then presenting it with clarity, accuracy, speed, and relevance. In giving access to a reporter, newsmakers must be mindful of those essential skills."
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