Halt Opinion-Hurling Journalism

Monday, May 10, 2010

Today's Poynter Online, features an article about a speech given recently by Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Goodman. It took place at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, in celebration of the winners and finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas book prizes.

In her speech, Goodman commended the writers for
their "work against the very strong tide of the times, against food fight journalism. We live in an era of opinion hurling, where there are villains and heroes. Everything is required to be far more simplistic than the problems we face."

I say, "Bravo!" to Ms. Goodman. In this age of "Faux" News and others, I find her perspective very refreshing.


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