Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A wide range of knowledge

Among the many qualities that modern journalism demands of its frontline footsoldiers -- reporters -- is a wide range of knowledge. Simply put, reporters should know a lot of stuff about a lot of things. Terry Mattingly, who runs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, made the point eloquently in his weekly column about religion a couple of weeks ago. He tells the story of a reporter who seemed surprised and thought it was "interesting" that the new Pope also has the title of "Bishop of Rome."


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