At a commencement address last year at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, David Carr, noted journalist with the New York Times, spoke of the need for decency in the future generation of journalists:
“Being a journalist, I never feel bad talking to journalism students because it’s a grand, grand caper. You get to leave, go talk to strangers, ask them anything, come back, type up their stories, edit the tape. That’s not gonna retire your loans as quickly as it should, and it’s not going to turn you into a person who’s worried about what kind of car they should buy, but that’s kind of as it should be. I mean, it beats working.”
R.I.P., David. You will be greatly missed.