Remembering our role

Journalist Kevin Sites, the first news correspondent for Yahoo, says that the web is the only true way to communicate the complexity of world events. TV news is dying.

He reminds us what real journalists should be doing:

“We haven’t done a very good job at educating the American public about our role in society. Our role is to find and report the truth. To minimize the harm, yes, that’s a possibility that we can do, but also to be independent.

“We are not organs of the government, we are not organs of the media. We are independent. And we’re to provide this perspective to show both the good and bad that happen in war. And both happen in war, especially in Iraq. It’s a very complex situation.”

Read the whole interview.

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