Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tyrades

Journalism: can't live with it, can't live without it

Series: Tyrades | Story 122

I was saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Glenn Himebaugh, co-founder of the journalism department at my alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University.

Although I hadn’t kept in touch with Dr. Himebaugh since graduation 40 years ago, I have to wonder what he thought of the current reality and public perception of the journalism field.

Sadly, trust in journalism has been underwater in surveys for at least two decades.

Whether you attribute it to bias, hubris or groupthink, newspeople (reporters, editors, publishers and broadcasters) – especially on the national level -- suffer innumerable self...

 

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