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The Last Word? Got to understand the people…

The Last Word? Got to understand the people…

“It’s very dangerous if reporting gets defined as something that gets done on the coasts, something that gets done in big cities by people who went to good schools. Those people may be looking more diverse, but if we all went to the same schools and have the same social circles and the same cosmopolitan sensibilities, we’re going to be missing out on a lot of what is the richness and complexity of America.”

— Sewell Chan, Los Angeles Times’ deputy managing editor, in
Lester Holt Talks Election, Public Trust During L.A. Press Freedom Week
(The Hollywood Reporter)