Friday, November 23, 2007

"The elevation of gossip, sensationalism and manufactured controversy: the values of journalism are appealing to an ever-descending common denominator rather than the best attainable version of the truth.


His advice to young reporters is straightforward: listen and ask questions designed to illuminate, not elicit controversy. "The most important thing is to be a good listener. The story is always going to take you somewhere away from your preconceived notions.

Carl Bernstein
in an article by Tom Allard

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