How can we expect journalists to be PC in the newsroom?

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John Robinson reminds us that newsrooms used to be filled with white male journalists “known for off-color language, sexist jokes, cigarette burn holes on desks and chairs, more profanity than you might hear in jail.”

Journalists are irreverent and don’t stand on convention. Editors demand that they speak truth to power and that they don’t back down when put off. So, how can we expect them to be PC in a newsroom?

How has your newsroom changed over the years?

* The language of a newsroom
* Michael Triplett responds to Robinson’s post

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  1. John Robinson said:

    Your photo below of Shadid in college, in a t-shirt, smoking, with a Jackson poster on the wall and a Mountain Dew next to the computer, fits the blog post of the old days.