The View From the Newsroom
“The ultimate defense of press freedom lies in our daily work.
“Many journalists wonder with considerable weariness what it is going to be like for us during the next four—perhaps eight—years. Will we be incessantly harassed and vilified? Will the new administration seize on opportunities to try intimidating us? Will we face obstruction at every turn?
“If so, what do we do?
“The answer, I believe, is pretty simple. Just do our job. Do it as it’s supposed to be done.”
—Marty Baron, editor, The Washington Post, at the Hitchens Prize in New York, Nov. 28, 2016 (Thanks to alert WORDster Steve Marston)
• Editorial Comment: Just the facts, m’am.
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