Monday, October 17, 2005

Kovach Keynote Kicks Off Day 2

One of the nation’s most well-known journalism watchdogs has message for the journalists from his generation: stop resisting new technology and use it for make journalism even better.

Bill Kovach, author of The Elements of Journalism and founder of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, gave the keynote address kicking off the second day of the Society of Professional Journalists Annual Convention.

“Journalists must become a force to empower citizens to shape their own information,” said Kovach. “We must engage them with rarified factual information.”

The man behind the Committee for Concerned Journalists, which developed The Elements of Journalism, says he is currently developing the second edition of his book, which is required reading in many journalism classes.

“The elements will always hold because the elements are the tools that journalists have designed for over 300 allow them to provide verified information.

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