It’s Easier to learn Writing Than Thermodynamics

What do we really want from long form journalism, as opposed to broadcast journalism, with its reliance on quick sound bites and arguments on talk shows?

Obviously, we want in-depth treatment of complex subject matter, written clearly but also accurate to a fault. Is that what we get from journalists today? Most of them are English majors who start writing about topics to which they are assigned by their editors.

Is this the best way to handle the demands of the job? Possibly not. See my opinion on my latest post on National Review’s Phi Beta Cons. You can find it here.