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by writing a primer. And they really won't care about it.
Does the journalism company, corporation, have the responsibility
to, in any way raise the level of society? Quote, unquote, whatever
Well, if it doesn't it would be a great shame.
What's it doing?
A lot of journalism concerns don't.
Well, yeah, that's right. Oh yeah, yeah.
What was the attitude of Time Inc. through the years about that
Oh, well, of course, that again goes back to Harry
because Harry was a great believer in elevating society. And I guess
that we all have been, to a greater or lesser extent. The reason
it's very easy to be critical of journalism is that in a sense it is
always trying to do an awful lot more than it can do well. Namely,
it's as if the spring company suddenly decided to make automobiles,
airplanes, Pharmaceuticals and a few other things like that. We
claim to be able to tell you about all of those things, inevitably in
a judgmental way. We can't say all things are equal, therefore we
have to say, “This is better than that.” And that requires people of
considerable judgment, a bit of discretion, and a lot of knowledge.
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