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  •  Agreed, but ... (11+ / 0-)

    to be fair, Knight Ridder has always been better about this than most. AND if we are willing to rip apart traditional media coverage here at an annual rate of ... oh, at least a couple of hundred thousand words annually, it seems important to me to point out really good journalism. And if we want it to continue, and to get wider readership, we need to steer people the way of these outlets as well.

    We now have a readership that rivals large daily newspapers. I'd like to help reward quality journalism  when we see it by acknowledging it and sending some hits their way.

    •  I didn't mean to imply that it doesn't deserve (3+ / 0-)
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      ... accolades and attention.

      It does.

      But look how we excited are about Reporting 101.

      I think journalistic standards have really fallen.

      Bush paranoia = Nixon paranoia

      by Bob Johnson on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 06:35:12 PM PST

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      •  Ehhhh ... (5+ / 0-)

        I think we all think there was some golden age in journalism when all truth came out. I think that's oversimplifying. Newspapers have always been about making money. Reporters have always been pulled off hot stories in case they piss off a major advertiser. Many major media outlets have always been coopted by the U.S. government.

        I think the Bush administration certainly has current journalists cowed -- and with the legal attacks on the Times, it's no wonder.

        Has journalism been better in the past? Only in some areas and on some issues. There was not a lot of journalistic outcry over the McCarthy hearings, for example.

        The problem today is, the stakes are so very, very high. The truth needs to be out there like never before. But thinking there was a time when newspapers were NOT about the bottom line, or NOT about getting the most readership, but about the truth in all its glory ... eh. I for one don't think there ever was a time.

    •  This diary by mbair is also worth noting: (2+ / 0-)
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      Bush paranoia = Nixon paranoia

      by Bob Johnson on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 06:38:04 PM PST

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    •  Cute (0+ / 0-)

      It's nice how dKos helps out the little guys.

      Chairman Conyers, you may call your first witness.

      by rabel on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 06:45:06 PM PST

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