In Praise of AMATEURS

Bethell, Tom
January 2007
American (19328117);Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p58
This article discusses the role played by reporters in society, particularly in the spread of ideas. According to Johnny Apple of "The New York Times," reporters must not feel they have become professionals in their own field. According to the article, amateurs are bolder than experts, while experts have fear of being proven wrong and admit ignorance, which results to caution and obscurantism among experts.


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