Posts Tagged Pete Hamill
This Wednesday, legendary journalist and novelist Pete Hamill will speak as part of the The Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse, New York. As noted at its Facebook page, the series is “the largest library-related lecture series in the country”. That’s one heck of a claim.
In preparation for the upcoming speech, Mark Bialczak of The Post-Standard interviewed Hamill. It covers a great deal of ground and is well worth your time reading. (Hat tip to Poynter’s Romenesko for the link)
I am hard pressed to find one quote that stands out, but here’s a snippet of one great exchange in the interview:
What can news organizations, media organizations, do to help keep consumer interest in words and images survive, not just videos and links?
I think they have to begin in high school. They have to somehow find ways to convince teachers that they have to turn their students onto real news sites, not TMZ, where you find celebrity stuff, not the endless life and times of Jon Gosselin, whoever the hell he is.
Hamill has an insightful perspective on the newspaper industry.