At a time newspapers are under siege and laying off workers, many newspaper professionals soldier on. Why? At what point in their careers did the power and purpose of journalism captivate them? What happened, and what did they learn?
Authors Paul Steinle and Sara Brown, Ph.D., decided to find out, interviewing editors and publishers, face-to-face, across America. These epiphanies are now featured in a thought-provoking new book (Marion Street Press, 2014) that collects stories of challenging authority, serving community, embracing empathy and influencing change.
The book, Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate, features memorable and heartfelt testimonies from 91 journalists from The Seattle Times, The Tampa Bay Times, The Boston Globe, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, The Garden Island, The Navajo Times, La Opinión and many more.