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Journalism in a sped-up world requires accuracy, steady skill

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    In 2011 Kathryn Mykle­seth, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s energy and business reporter, was in her first year in college at Arizona State University, studying journalism. When news broke of the Tucson shooting that involved Giffords and the subsequent events, it reinforced an important phenomenon taking over today’s news cycle: prioritizing speed over accuracy.

Growing up, I remember hearing about life’s major events first on the news. In seventh grade I woke up to get ready for school. It was still dark outside, and my dad had the news on. The anchor was announcing that two hijacked planes had flown into the World Trade Center. Read more

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