Great stories are always in demand

February 24, 2010


It isn’t every day that a Pulitzer-prize winning author presents remarks in your office, though it does happen occasionally at MP&F. David Maraniss, associate editor of the Washington Post, spoke at the latest installment of the MP&F Speaker Series yesterday afternoon.

Hearing Maraniss (above) talk about his passion for interviewing and for doing what it takes to tell a great story, I found plenty of cause for optimism when it comes to the future of media that we so enjoy debating these days.

Journalism will never stay the same for long, and it will always adapt to fit the needs of the society it seeks to serve. I think Maraniss is right that human beings have an innate need to seek truth and meaning through storytelling, both as storytellers and as audiences. The medium will change, but our desire for great stories never will.

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