Thursday, May 05, 2005

Two good reads

Hugh Hewitt on the attempt to mau-mau the Air Force Academy

Terry Eastland on the rise and decline of the legacy media
Here it bears noting that though journalists aspired to the status of professionals, they never acquired the self-regulatory mechanisms found in law, medicine, or even business. The nation’s journalism schools, which taught—and still teach—a craft better learned on the job, never really filled the void. Those schools often tended to hire former journalists lacking both the intellectual capability and the inclination to undertake serious analysis of the institutions whence they came. Critical scholarship by those outside the guild tended to be summarily dismissed, and the field was always thin on professional journals examining its practices and guiding ideas.

HT: Blog from the Core

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