Friday, May 29, 2009

NBC reports that a woman was dragged away from Air Force One. She wanted to hand Obama a letter about the sanctity of marriage.

Slight twist? She's a journalist.

There has been a perennial debate on to what extent - if any! - journalists should get involved in news. One Washington Post editor (whose name escapes me; if you know/find it, let me kn0w) publicly stated that he does not vote to prevent even that gesture from influencing his reporting.

So should we express our views - or is the sacred duty of journalists one that demands a sacrifice of expression? What kind of wedge, exactly, does the phrase "citizen journalism" indicate and them?

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