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Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort:Journalism under the siege of the perpetually enraged reader.

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 'Journalism today is a profession under several sieges. There is the economic siege -- the collapse of  revenue streams. There is   -- a growing number of Americans think that if something is reported in the so-called mainstream media, it is ipso facto untrue. There’s a technological siege, has changed the way we work, and distribute our work,  and created a new 'echosystem' in which it is i difficult to distinguish fact from opinion.Then need I even mention it? — there President Trump !But there is also a 5th siege -- the siege of the perpetually enraged part of our audience. This is no small thing when it comes to the health, reputation and future prospects of our profession. Journalism, by its nature, must be responsive to its audience, attuned to its interests, sensible to its tastes, alert to its evolution...'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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