Saturday, January 10, 2015

The politics and poetics of truth in news reporting

David Harsanyi, "The Poetic-Truth Beat" (NRO, December 31, 2014): "For a number of years I worked as a metro columnist at a bustling city newspaper. For a time, my cubicle was located next to the investigation desk of the paper, where, unlike those assigned to more modest beats, reporters were allowed to take deep dives into weighty issues — often for months, even years. This was the prestige position. The spot where reputations were made ..." Read more >>