Listen Up, dammit!
“The skills we develop as gatekeepers of public information embody values that outreach simple explanation. We learn to make what is important interesting. We grade information, day by day, interview by interview, lie by lie—honing our talent for truth. We break into forbidden territory, challenging abuse of power and staring down the hypocrites. We try to give the public the facts, often when it is bad news—when they least want to know what they most need to know.”
—Chris Masters, Australian journalist and author, 2008 URL
(Thanks to alert Kiwi WORDster Charles Riddle)
• Editorial Comment: Even ostriches need to know.
• NEWS: Mandalit del Barco, National Public Radio West Coast correspondent, comes to USU TOMORROW (2/17) to deliver a Morris Media & Society Lecture: "Haiti, Hemp & Hollywood: Stories of our times." Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, USU campus. Noon-1:30 p.m. See story here.
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• Agricultural Communication/Journalism Faculty Wanted! The joint program in Agricultural Communication & Journalism at Utah State University seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor. See the posting at USU’s HR site here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Review begins in March. Start date: August 2011.