Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

April 23, 2014

When 'breaking news' was fragile

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Hard news” — then and now — can be extremely fragile. Like all the letters, it must be handled with care, all the way to publication.

Selfies,” a word I couldn’t define until recent weeks, can be beneficial. People of all generations crave significance; many think they’ve “arrived” when pictured with others believed to “have it made.”

So, there now are lots of opportunities for people to have “brief and shining moments” to help them feel better about themselves. My small-tyke grandniece was photographed the other day with a couple of leading Duck Dynasty figures. To her, and others following their TV adventures, this was a very big deal.

Everyone matters. I’m glad late publisher Forrest Kyle taught me that a long time ago.

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Dr. Newbury is a speaker in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He may be reached by email at newbury@speakerdoc.com. His website is www.speakerdoc.com. Follow him on Twitter: @donnewbury. Want to “Soundoff” on this column? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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