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Response to joshcryer (Reply #76)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:45 AM

78. Gotcha

I was thinking for a second that I would love to see the world through those eyes, was feeling uncharitable and cynical, but was also thinking, "the public - no, come on, no, no way..." I think I locked in on that because I do think that we have (in my case, had) a responsibility as journalists to not only write well, and truthfully, and interestingly, but also to reach something more than the thinnest slice of the public with work that increases understanding and a desire to be informed.

Good, good, good on the NYT thing - because argh, the thing was so ugly from start to finish. It really was the type of situation that made you feel a range of awful emotions - angry, disappointed, sick, etc.

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