Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free access equals a free ride

Tonya M. Evans writes:

But if the dizzying pace continues in the race to break news at any cost -- even and especially at the expense of fact checking and reliable sourcing, what will happen to news and information? Not the type that keeps us abreast of the opinions of every Tom, Dick and Harriet who can upload text to the Internet, "re-Tweet" or summarize and link to O.P.N. (other people's news) -- but rather the type of news written by well-trained and (most important) impartial journalists on whom our democracy has relied traditionally to sow the seeds that blossom into a well-informed electorate. The kind Thomas Jefferson envisioned.

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