Tag Archives: Journalism

There may be hope for journalism after all

Perhaps the love affair between mainstream journalism and Obama has finally ended. The president’s unscheduled visit to the White House press corps was not so well received after two days of snubbing of the corps by the infant(ile?) administration. […] Continue reading

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An element of hypocrisy

There’s a message on my home answering machine from the local McCain campaign office essentially begging me to come down and run a telephone for them sometime in the next eighteen days. More than likely, I will not return that phone call or help the campaign.

Why? Because I believe my position as a writer creates a conflict of interest for me that I cannot overcome. It is not just writing her on this weblog that creates a problem, but also the fact that I work as a reporter and an editor for my college newspaper where my beat is, among other things, politics. […] Continue reading

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