ROME -- The International Festival of Journalism was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter with the objective of discussing journalism, information, freedom of the press and democracy follow...
Local stations should above all else, focus only on local news, news that affects their township. And while many do, investigative reporters that uncover local scandals and even triumphs should remain a part of the team because they are crucial to the survival of real journalism and to citizens understanding whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on in their surroundings.
If newspapers die, which is still a big IF for me, ad revenue and all the money they get from being online wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t keep them afloat. It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for investigative journalism, it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for local reports and it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pay for hard-hitting interviews with big name screw-ups.
American history has its heroes. Washington. Lincoln. King. Murrow. If you don't understand how important journalism is in a society, you need only read a biography of Edward R. Murrow and see what he did during World War II and then during the American anti-communism years. Murrow was born 100 years ago Friday.