National Newspaper Week

Thanks to the Daily Herald, I know that it’s National Newspaper week.

Bob Paddock, Jr., penned a piece in which he told of his grandfather’s goals:

“Our aim: To fear God, tell the truth, and make money.”

The aim remains the same today:

“…to respect the world in which we live, to do well at our jobs, and to generate the resources to pay for these efforts.”

Paddock says his grandfather “…covered the ordinary goings-on in town, and also drew attention to things of importance he observed.

“This was what journalists across the country and throughout the world have tried to do — to observe and report.”


Comments

National Newspaper Week — 6 Comments

  1. I’m countin’ the days ’till the NWH folds …..

    I’ll dance a little jig on that beautiful day.

  2. Oh OldManWinter, there has to be ONE good thing about the NWH?

    o.k. give me a minute………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    o.k. so you got me on that.

    NWH isn’t even good enough to wrap fish in.

  3. If these are direct quotes from the article I might point out this individual should go to school and learn the English language.

    To equate “Our aim: To fear God, tell the truth, and make money.” with “…to respect the world in which we live, to do well at our jobs, and to generate the resources to pay for these efforts.” shows a radical lack of the language his grandfather used.

    “To fear God” does, in part, denote a “respect for the world in which you live” but the inverse doesn’t even cover a small fraction of his grandfather’s meaning.

    “To tell the truth” in his grandfather’s time meant each and every moment of the day especially recognizing the journalistic responsibility to this ideal.

    “To do well at our jobs” shows a naivete and disconnect from his grandfather’s meaning which should shock the average person.

    Clearly the financial motive is clear enough to this grandson to not be misinterpreted which shows the only commonality he has with previous generations.

    When one is generational in a particular profession or business and one tries to borrow from the credibility of the previous generation to bolster one’s current reputation there is a responsibility to, at the least, understand the previous generation and their motives.

    This, Junior, shows you are completely unprepared to join your profession, understand your family or even appreciate the meaning behind the words of the English language.

    Stop writing and do something worthy with your time which suits someone who cannot read, write or understand the language of the society in which you live until such time as you are capable of these basic things.

  4. Exactly who do you think is going to cover local news if the Herald Folds?

  5. Inish: It will be the new media.

    An example of the ‘old media’: Published in USA Today:

    Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing

    “More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, Mo., since the death of Michael Brown — a surge in interest that may mean the city of 21,000 people is ready for a change.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/02/ferguson-vote-registration/16572305/

    The actual number of new voter registrations? 128

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-voter-registration-report-from-ferguson-was-impossible/

    The Voter Registration Report From Ferguson Was Impossible

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