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Is American Journalism Working Anymore?

Peter Finley Dunn, the late writer and humorist, once described the role of journalism to “comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.” When I was a journalist, Dunn’s quote was at the heart of how I practiced the craft.  I believed deeply in Dunn’s assessment and even scribbled the quote onto my journalism notebooks as a […]

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