Tuesday, October 12, 2004

What would Margaret Wade think?

Chris Satullo paraphrased from inside PressThink:
[The real job of journalism is] helping the public life of this nation work well...

and, later on:
Public life goes well when people have multiple, useful forums to identify the problems that affect their lives together in community, when their dialogue is civil and robust, and leads to the hope of solutions. Public life goes well when people know about and know how to use the instititions that are civic glue of the community. Public life goes well when elections are about the issues most on the mind of the electorate, when the voters voice helps frame the choices and the debate, and the candidates are required to respond to that voice.

Jeff Jarvis could be writing about us.

The Union needs a mom at the helm. We had one, once; we miss her.

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