You Can Never Know Too Much
While reading Haiman, pages 29-42, a few things stood out to me. First, I think it's great that professional journalists, editors, etc. can take classes to help further their education on the subject. This goes along with the idea that one can never know too much, or one never stops learning. I think that these professionals should have opportunies for education in the field because ideas and structures are transforming and the audiences are changing as well. I think both formal classes and "brown-bag discussions" are essential. Formal classes provide structure while the discussions should be relaxed and a time for co-workers to share ideas and relate to each other on the topic. Also, through discussion the professionals can in a sense be "on the same page" as the next person. And, it allows for effective communcation which is extremely important in the news world.
I also really liked when Pete Carey, mentioned in this section said, " 'If I'm quoting someone, I want them to pick up the paper in the morning and say, 'Yeah, that's exactly how I feel about it.' " I like this because it shows the goal to accurately quote people and to make the public happy. The quote should also be placed within the right context, or else the meaning behind the quote could become lost.