On a thoroughly dark day for journalism – in which two US journalists were apparently shot dead by one of their own disgruntled colleagues, it’s easy to see why our profession has something of “a reputation” – and all too often, the wrong reputation.
However, it’s worth reminding ourselves – and the rest of society – why we do this. And I cannot begin to explain it any better than BBC correspondent Rajini Vaydianathan.
In a beautifully crafted multi media magazine article, she tells the story of the journalists, engineers and programmers who worked through Hurricane Katrina as it hit New Orleans ten years ago.
I will say no more, other than I urge you to stick with it until the last piece of audio.
This is why we “do” radio.