Friday, September 2, 2011

Needed: Passion and . . .

. . . Obsession

“[J]ournalism is not just a job, but an obsession. It’s about pursuing stories beyond the dictates of common sense, about disappearing down rabbit-holes, but always in the pursuit of truth. It’s essential. We can’t do without journalism. And we can’t do without journalists. How else are we to figure out what’s going on in the world?”

—Errol Morris, filmmaker (Thin Blue Line, Fog of War, etc.), author and New York Times blogger, from a 2010 commencement address to the Berkeley School of Journalism

• Editorial Comment: The larger question: If a tree falls in the forest, do we care?

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  1. Re; Editorial Comment...

    If you standing under it as it falls, you care.

  2. "There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except maybe the joy of watching a dreamer who has nowhere to land but in the ocean of reality."

    I think for many journalists, the laws of supply and demand are becoming their worst enemy...