As we get ready to celebrate that rarest of American work week wrinkles (an officially sanctioned four-day weekend), FishbowlNY would like to do its civic holiday duty by passing on some feel-good news about journalism. Or at least, some news that will make many of our readers hopefully feel not quite as bad about their current professional station.
Speaking recently at a synagogue in Rockland,
NY Maine were husband and wife Stephen Shepard and Lynn Povich. They are both former Newsweek senior editors and he, also, was a founding dean of CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism program. From a report in the Penobscot Bay Pilot:
When an audience member alluded to a former golden age of journalism, Stephen shook his head. “I don’t think there was a golden age in journalism before the Internet,” he said. “More people are reading journalism now than ever before.”