Huffington to Grads: Speak Tweets To Power

February 1, 2010 | City College, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series

Addressing the 2009 graduating class of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Dec. 16, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, said that journalism today is as exciting and challenging now as it ever was. “Ultimately, the heart of journalism, and what I love about it, is speaking truth to power–whether it’s in print, on video, via Twitter or Facebook,” said Huffington, adding that regardless of the platform, the responsibility remains the same. “The truth about human nature–that power corrupts–and that absolute power corrupts absolutely, is as true now as it was in the time of Nero.” Huffington, also defended what some feel is a dying profession. “It’s an amazing moment. One that combines eternal traditions with all that is new and you are in a unique position to help transform it.”
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