He said it: Bentley Hart on “Journalism”

All the common caveats apply to DBH quotes: Journalism is the art of translating abysmal ignorance into execrable prose. At least, that is its purest and most minimal essence. There are, of course, practitioners of the trade who possess talents of a higher order—the rare ability, say, to produce complex sentences and coherent paragraphs—and they …

He said it: Bentley Hart on “Journalism” Read More »

Educating better journalists

This is interesting, from Dreher, citing Malcom Gladwell: If you had a single piece of advice to offer young journalists, what would it be?The issue is not writing. It’s what you write about. One of my favorite columnists is Jonathan Weil, who writes for Bloomberg. He broke the Enron story, and he broke it because …

Educating better journalists Read More »

%d bloggers like this: