Monthly Archives: January 2011

Importance of accuracy

Publishing a story is like climbing a mountain and throwing a fistful of feathers into the wind.
Trying to correct a mistake is like going back up the mountain the next morning to pick up all the feathers. It’s impossible to do. A better choice: Get the story right the first time.
As it is, most Americans distrust the media.

In 2009, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reported:

  • The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans’ views of media bias and independence now match previous lows.
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Third World America

We have an abundance of opportunities in America, but don’t always take advantage of our good fortune.

We have access to the Internet – the greatest library of all time – but we don’t always use it wisely, according to “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30)” by Mark Bauerlein

Information overload is a constant threat in the digital age. It’s something we deal with not just when going online, but when shopping. Continue reading