What is the state of journalism today, and how does worldview’ish thinking help us to understand it?
For most of my life, writes Peter Menzies, journalists have been my people. I enjoy their curious nature, and I still believe that this craft holds the potential for great achievements and great contributions to society.
When I am critical of journalismâ€”and I am, at timesâ€” it is because I know it has so much to offer, and when it fails to achieve its potential it fails to be the strong pillar that a healthy democracy needs it to be. The journalistâ€™s vocation, after all, is the search for truthâ€”a search that in an era of postmodern relativism and emotivism becomes all the more complicated. If journalists are to seek and successfully find The Truth, then they must believe there is such a thing.