[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] From Ed Lambeth--NWSP Name Change
steve.doig at asu.edu
Thu Jul 29 10:13:55 CDT 2010
Arizona State University
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On Jul 29, 2010, at 8:09 AM, "Bill Cassidy" <bcassidy at niu.edu> wrote:
> Hi, all,
> Please think long and hard before tossing the “Newspaper Division” name to the wind. Give it another decade. You may be surprised how many newspapers – ones that you hoped would, but doubted would survive – will survive and surprise you. The best newspapers – from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and others – will survive, in forms that include versions that you yourselves regard as within your circle of your use, care, and scholarship. Give them more time before you pull the chain.
> The truly last thing we need is for the editors and publishers who survive and prosper with a mix of cyberspace and print to look back and say, “What the hell were those journalism educators thinking?”
> I find myself recalling the Chicago baseball scandal when a mythical, but “real” boy, said when he learned of Shoeless Joe Jackson’s perfidy, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”
> The most substantive and well documented stories – the one’s that take money to find and guts to publish – will be or have been derived from legacy media. When you print out your copy to take home, hand to a friend, you’ll be glad you waited – to make sure you voted the right way on this big decision.
> All the best to the newspaper division,
> Ed Lambeth
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