Journalism with an Edge (Past Event)

Date + Time

Feb 15 & 17, 2008

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Senior Fellow Peter Menzies presented at Jubilee 2008 on his experiences and reflections as a journalist. What is the state of journalism today, and how does worldview'ish thinking help us to understand it?

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Senior Fellow Peter Menzies presented at Jubilee 2008 on his experiences and reflections as a journalist. 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 journalism—and I am, at times— 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 journalist’s vocation, after all, is the search for truth—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.

Read Peter’s entire remarks in the March 2008 issue of Comment.

Date + Time

Feb 15 & 17, 2008

Location

Jubilee Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania