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The Changing Press

The journalistic standard set by Edward R. Murrow is being severely tested. Murrow, born 100 years ago last month, would have headed the center named after him at the Fletcher School had he had not died in 1965. His library and papers have since resided at Tufts. To honor his centenary, the media analyst Mark Jurkowitz takes stock of the foundering press. It’s a case of “Good News, Bad News,” in which Tufts alumni figure prominently. Then Crocker Snow, Jr., director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy, surveys the media landscape and asks, “What Would Murrow Do?

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