Thursday, September 17, 2009

A quote that made me think today....

"O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand," William Penn (1644-1718).

How often do people jump on a cause or a line of thought or believe something, simply because it fits with what they want to believe?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Newfourth Organization

The Fourth Estate is a term going back to at least the early 1800s that refers to the press. The idea is the first three estates refer to the official branches of government, with the fourth being reserved for the free press that has been called by some the most important to democracy.

With this background in mind, an ambitious friend of mine who believes as much in the future of journalism as I do recently started a new venture: Newfourth Organization. I am honored to have been asked to be involved.