Journalists often discuss the issue of audience as a dichotomy – do we give people what they want or what they need? In the Committee’s work with journalists, we have been told that the question does not have to be either/or. Instead, why not find important news and then present it in ways that make it interesting?
Minnesota State University's Scott Olson delivered this uniquely narrative speech to drive home the point that it's the stories - not the medium through which they're told - that matter most for journalists and all communicators.
CCJ Founding Chairman Bill Kovach's 2007 Baccalaureate Address to Boston University students invites graduates to view the world around them skeptically - to see it as it REALLY exists and not merely how those in powerful positions would have them see it.
Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite says today's journalists face greater challenges than those from his generation because their employers can no longer be trusted to provide the resources necessary to expose truth and weed out corruption.
Los Angeles Times reporter Henry Weinstein discusses the impact of staff cuts at his paper and around the newspaper industry on journalists' abilities to provide readers the coverage they need and deserve.
A look back at Charles Gibson's Paul White Award speech at the annual RTNDA convention, where he reminded local televison journalists, "What you do is important. Truly important. All too often, I fear, that very basic point gets lost."
CCJ Founding Chairman Bill Kovach shares his thoughts on whether, and how, democracy can survive a 21st Century journalism seemingly predicated on economics and technology at the expense of verified information.
CCJ Founding Chairman Bill Kovach discusses the role of the journalist in the post September 11th world - a world that requires journalists to renew their commitment to interdependence and transparency with the public.
Excerpts of a speech by Minneapolis Star Tribune Editor and former ASNE President Tim J. McGuire in which he proposes five practical prescriptions to create a future in which news values and profits can co-exist in the same sentence.
CCJ Executive Director Jeffrey Dvorkin on the state of American journalism before Sept. 11, its response to the demands of Sept. 11, how it's performed since Sept. 11, and the implications for Canadian journalism.