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gmatsumoto,

Your goal of keeping others from being lead down the wrong path by shoddy journalism is a noble one and I think your post did much for those who will read it and take it to heart, I commend you for doing it. I also feel strongly that the print press will not easily change themselves. Their readers will have the most influence in that regard. Your kind of post is a start, inform the reader that they should have better expectations of their news sources, and I don't mean CNBC and TheStreet.com and others of their ilk who are nothing more than the same old thing rehashed, packaged differently, motivated the same and foisted on us via the web.

In my idealistic view of the future we will need writers who do good research, conduct worthwhile interviews and have cogent opinions. They will also be motivated by the same standards of journalism that were the foundation of the Pulitzer Prize and all the ideals it espoused.

Now, all we have to do is convince the best of the brightest writers to revisit the ideals they had in journalism school and convince the publishers who truly wish to continue to inform and shape public opinion that there is a viable market for this that is not driven by advertisers but by an avid, intelligent public who demands good information.

Guess I'm asking too much, huh?

Joe
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