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KJF News: Manifesto Updated

March 4, 2010

We’ve made a change to the manifesto. The first point now is:

1. The right to be informed is as critical as the right to education. Universal access to journalism is a condition for true democracy

My media writing professor, Dr Carolyne Lee, remarked that the ideas presented in the manifesto were reminiscent of Austrian economist’s Joseph Schumpeter about the relationship between journalism and education. To be honest, I haven’t been able to find the proper Schumpeter reference, but Carolyne’s comment helped me articulate the idea that we have a right to be informed. This is why we made this change to the manifesto to make it (in my opinion) more robust.

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