Remembering When Journalism Mattered
July 23, 2008 by Thad McIlroy
This marvelous document appears on the Tell Zell: What You Really Think blog, “courtesy of Andrew Spencer, now 10. Sent in and used with the permission of his mom, Gail Gedan Spencer, a blogger and copy editor at the Sun”
I’ll just note a small part of her commentary, and encourage you to visit the site.
“I’m sending you something that I’ve had taped up at my work station for the past few years. It’s a worksheet on careers that my son did in first grade. As you can see, a love of journalism must have passed into his DNA from my husband and me. It’s hopeful and sad at the same time. (He now has more sensible career goals — cartoon voice artist or professional sports team mascot.)”
I don’t think we should despair about the future of newspapers. I think we should keep the faith.