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Quote of the Day III

“Writers and editors at magazines and newspapers live with a perpetual sense of foreboding, which leads to plummeting self-confidence in their own work and a tendency to overestimate the new digital enterprises, or the new digitally rich owners of the old enterprises. Itís easy to feel that the very task of reporting and writing in depth, at length, and in complex detail is somehow to blame for their problems. It isnítóbut, faced with a deeply uncertain future, they become, in a phrase from Robert Stoneís novel ďA Flag for Sunrise,Ē the mouse so scared it went to the cat for love.”

--George Packer,†“The Real Crisis in Journalism,”†about Chris Hughes and the mass exodus at†The New Republic†last week.†

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Posted at 03:36 PM on Fri. Dec 12, 2014 in category Quote of the Day  
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