- “the importance of data and facts and figures” in transmitting information in stories;
- the role of journalists as arbiters of information: “Journalists are no longer people who hold scarce information and serve it up to a passive audience; they are essentially managers of this overabundance of information.”
I truly feel a tremendous hurdle to solving real-world problems in economics and politics is out ability to have an intelligent conversation. Opinions are often misinformed, both on the nature of the problem we are facing and on the proposed solution. Journalists can (and more importantly, should) play a vital role in facilitating constructive discourse.