Courage of the Wise and Patient Kind

Overholser, Geneva
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p80
The article emphasizes the need for wise and patient courage from among journalists in gathering information, reporting and speaking truth to power especially during difficult times. Other kinds of courage are also important to the profession such as the courage to admit mistakes, acknowledge doubts, of accountability and transparency, and the courage to vie for a position. The we can do it courage is what keeps journalists on believing that eventually things will happen for the better. This is the kind of courage which is similar to faith.


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