Feeding the Beast
“All too often there’s enormous pressure on journalists to fill the void and feed the beast with instant commentary and Twitter rumors and celebrity gossip and softer stories. And then we fail to understand our world or understand one another as well as we should. That has consequences for our lives and for the life of our country.”
—Barack Obama, addressing annual gathering of Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, ”Alec MacGillis of ProPublica Wins Toner Prize for Political Reporting,” ProPublica, March 28, 2016
• Editorial Comment: Yum. What’s that guy talking about? Can I read it on Twitter?
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