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Audience

Posted in media, politics by Adrian Arroyo on July 15, 2010

There’s an odd conflict inherent in a career as a political journalist. Advancement in the field is based on the opinions of other people in the field, who consume your output in a manner that’s completely different from the broad mass of readers. Thus, most successful political journalists are “journalist’s journalists” rather than “reader’s journalists.” That’s the case in most careers, but the role of journalists as shapers and arbiters of our public discourse makes the skew somewhat more problematic.

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