Why Travis is mad about Bob

April 16, 2004

Travis Smith raves on a speech by Bob Cauthorn, the San Francisco Chronicle’s former online boss.

Bob is a Journalist. He’s a reporter. He said that he still looks out at the city of San Francisco and thinks about all the millions of stories there are, and all the people with things happening to them, and he wants them to be able to tell their story, to be able to talk, to be heard. That’s Journalism.

He talks of newspapers as a holy thing, and his eyes light up. He says they’re an important part of the big thing we call society. He also says that they’re an important part of the small thing we call our community, and that newspapers need to nurture and foster the community in which they exist.

Read the whole thing; thoughtfulness abounds.

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