Is it true, is it fair, is it necessary? Much has changed in the world of journalism since I heard those words uttered by my trusted professor. And many of us are road kill on the information superhighway as a result.
Today, most news organizations deliver information via online, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and yes the old-fashioned way over the air and in the newspaper. The good news is we can get news to you fast. The bad news is mistakes and misinformation is getting out there under the umbrella of news.
News is not always by definition a vetted example of journalism.