We are as poor as poets, but we discard even respect for love of the craft
I think of journalism as an art form. I believe in story telling and journalism is, at it's best, the way we tell ourselves the stories of our world. I hold to journalism as a poetry capturing the texture of common life. Journalism is, or can be, the narrative we live in.
I believe in the mornings when a man discovers humanity in the newspaper.
Coming out of a period of seriously double-checking my life in journalism, I find three reasons to remain here in the land of newsprint. 1) I know the worst about journalism, know it's true and love it anyway. 2) My ability to be a great journalist has, repeatedly, been confirmed. 3) Stories are the fundamental way in which man learns of himself and the world around him.