Second Draft of History

If journalism is the “First draft of history”, as Phillip Graham of the Washington Post is credited with saying, what happens when they get it completely wrong? How does that first draft get crumbled up in the minds of the readers and who gets to write the second draft?   I’ve been chatting with a lot of people in an attempt to understand how our opinions of the ongoing economic crisis has gone down as we hear different stories over time.  The answer, I have come to believe, is the second draft is written by the readers and consumers of journalism.  If true, this may give us some insight as to the future of journalism, interaction, and how a whole culture arrives at “The Truth”™.

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