clarity from mudd

Driving back from Montreal last night I caught a great speech on NPR’s Word for Word by former CBS correspondent Roger Mudd, reminiscing about the glory days of broadcast journalism. Mudd is enough of a fogey to be wistful for the days when people had “twenty four hours and not ten seconds” to digest the news of the day, but he’s self-aware enough to realise that it isn’t all doom and gloom, and that what really matters is not the technology but the story – as long as there are stories to be told there will be quality journalism.

It’s a valuable listen for anyone out there thinking about or looking for a career in this biz.

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