Tuesday, April 17, 2007

There is Hope for Journalism

In the wave of the horror at Virginia Tech, we should still not forget other important news. Jemele Hill, who writes for ESPN The Magazine, has a compelling column addressed directly, and honestly, to Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty, and Reade Seligmann, the three men falsely accused of rape at Duke University.

Her words are neither trite nor easy. They are exactly what needs to be said, and it shows promise for the future of Journalism. Ms. Hill has done a good thing, and not for her own advancement, nor for a cause, but in simple obedience to Justice and Decency.

Thank you, Ms. Hill. Especially since it would be easy for people to forget these young men, now that the spotlight has moved on.

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Good catch, DJ! And thanks for showing us there are still some decent people in the media.