Friday, July 12, 2013

'Journalism is an act, not a profession'

Sen. Dick Durbin (R-Il) and others have raised the question: Who is really a journalist? Wouldn't it be much better to create a class of certified, or licensed professional journalists who have government approval? A seasoned journalist from The Franklin Center, publishers of, answers this way...

SACRAMENTO — Watching some recent debates about who is a “real journalist” - and who isn’t - has been a source of amusement for me given that being a real journalist has not always been that great of an honor. When I told Mom I was getting a job in journalism, she was miffed that her son would waste a decent education on such a low-rent pursuit...

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