Why am I, a professor of journalism, encouraged to blog, tweet, and engage in public dialog about journalism, but still trusted to speak the “truth,” while journalists are not?
Why am I not required to “relinquish some of the personal privileges of private citizens” in order to do my job well?
Why am I allowed to get up in front of a classroom everyday and teach youngsters how to “do journalism,” while journalists themselves have to give up some of the personal privileges of private citizens?
What is it about journalistic professionalism that demands the monk-like embrace of personal rectitude?
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