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May 24, 2006

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Roy Peter Clark quotes James Carey in a remembrance on poynter.org:

“Listen: You don’t feel well, so you go to see the psychiatrist. And the doctor listens to your story. And, if he’s a good doctor, he’s listening for the parts of the story that are making you feel sick. His job is then to help you tell a new story about yourself, especially one that will make you well. Newspapers are the same way. Journalists are telling each other stories about themselves that are making them sick. So the remedy is to tell a new story about journalism that will help make journalism healthy again.”
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Posted May 24, 2006 at 12:47 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Journalism
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