Friday, March 18, 2011

Woodward Speaks; We Should Listen

Bob Woodward visited the Poynter Institute, which provided excerpts of his talk and an interview on their website. The whole article is required reading, but two tidbids are worth pulling out here:

You get the truth at night, the lies during the day.

While he doesn't dislike social media directly, he worries that:

I think there’s too much emphasis on speed and feeding the impatience people have. … In many ways, journalism is not often enough up to the task of dealing with the dangerous and fragile nature of the world, or the community, or anything you might try to understand.

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