Does change require rancor? Apparently some journalists on Lee Bollinger’s task force think so. This situation seems to be a clash of styles–how information and opinion are exchanged–between journalists and academics. You’ll recall that Columbia University President Lee Bollinger suspended the search for a dean of the Graduate School of Journalism because he wants to reconsider its academic direction–a controversial move. If you’re a new Rhetorica reader, or haven’t been following this situation, check here for the background.
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