IBJ: "a need for civil conversation"

Dateline: Mon 04 Nov 2013


Cory Schouten, managing editor at Indianapolis Business Journal, notes in an email from last week that IBJ last Friday introduced a new website (above) called INforefront.

"(It) features political commentary from more than two dozen Hoosier thought leaders," says Schouten.

"We think it will fill a need in our state for civil conversation about politics and policy. We expect our roster of bloggers to continue to grow in the coming weeks, and we’re looking forward to adding some more high-profile folks. You can check out our current impressive roster of bloggers in the site’s right rail."

As an IBJ subscriber, I frequently read some of the columnists and opinion-makers in last Friday's lineup, and I look forward to seeing some more new faces.

To paraphrase a comment made years ago by a naval man in Great Britain, "Teach them these. Knowing a few knots gives a man confidence. And that is what these useless bastards need -- confidence."

I suggest that today we can instead say "teach them these. Knowing civil discourse gives a man politeness. And that is what we all need -- politeness."

Good luck to all.




hendy [Member] said:

Opinions are cheap. Everyone has one. The voice of experience helps. But then there is spin control, meme creation and objectification, and agendas to push.

Ok, we're all humans, and some gain more prominence than others. A few can even communicate and write. I wish I wasn't born as such a skeptic.

2013-11-05 11:17:17

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