Jeffersonian Journalism

Modern journalists point to a famous quote from Thomas Jefferson to uphold their self-importance. But according to Steve Boriss, the mainstream press has completely missed the point of Jeffersonian journalism in three critical areas.

His conclusion:

Clearly, when Jefferson said he would prefer “newspapers without a government” to “government without newspapers,” he did not imagine a journalism that was favorably disposed to government and that presented only one view. No doubt, he would have preferred “bloggers without a government” even more.


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