I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn’t reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.
While I think storytelling is a meaningful way to spend your life... it does feel a little bit secondary or off-point.
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One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage.
The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it’s somebody that you don’t care about, then it doesn’t really have – the stakes aren’t there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes.
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David Simon is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for twelve years. He wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and co-wrote The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood with Ed Burns.
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