Why Journalism

100. Why journalism?

Why would someone go into journalism?

Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991 | Getty Images

What mattered in this age was not the legacy power of brands but the ability of individual journalists to have impact based on the power of their own expertise, creativity and authority.

But I observe that the media professionals who are building careers that carry them through a professional lifetime, who are reaping the greatest psychic rewards and the greatest financial ones, are organizing their efforts around making themselves the very best at some important facet of the craft.

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John Harris is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Politico and is one of its co-founders.

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John Harris

John Harris

John Harris is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Politico and is one of its co-founders.

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