Monday, September 29, 2008

Journalism As An Elite Profession? Not According To Steve Dunleavy

Longtime New York Post-man Steve Dunleavy on journalism:

“When I first came around, there was some very good newspapermen in New York,” Dunleavy said. “But increasingly, they started leaning on this Columbia School of Journalism thing. That you wanted your mom to be proud. That it was a profession.

"Journalism is a craft, like being a master plumber. We wore white collars, but we were blue collar.”

Is this the same today? (Personally, I don't think so.) Discuss.

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