Friday, September 6, 2013

Jill Lepore on Journalists vs. Academics

In the Chronicle:

"One reason journalists write well is that journalists write for money: They write for readers. Historically, under the system of scholarly publishing—academic journals and university presses—scholars write for nothing. They have been able to afford to do this because they are paid salaries by the universities that employ them."


Lepore visited the Institute in 2005: