If it’s In the News, it Must Be True

by Dan Ward

From the “out of the mouths of babes” department:

As I was reading the newspaper this morning, my 7-year-old surprised me with, “Dad, I know that everything in the newspaper is true. That’s because it’s the news.”

When I see the rapid change underway in the media –the defections of seasoned journalists, the TMZ-ification of online news sites, the blogs where reporters are encouraged to voice opinions – I can only hope that my daughter’s wide-eyed innocence will be met with an earnest commitment by the media to ensure her statement remains correct.

One Response to If it’s In the News, it Must Be True

  1. […] this study, my thoughts echo the sentiment of our partner Dan Ward in his recent Taking Aim post calling for the media to uphold their commitment to report accurately and free from bias for the generations to come. Share this:Like this:LikeBe […]

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