While I was studying journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, I witnessed a former UT Journalism student making an indelible mark on our profession. By the time I graduated in 1971, Walter Cronkite was known as “the most trusted man in America”. Ironically when you fast forward to 2011, I retired from that same CBS with nearly four decades of service. Who would of guessed back in ’71 that I would be so influenced by this news legend. It was clear from the beginning that ethics, honesty and hard work were the corner stone of excellence in journalism. You don’t get to be the “most trusted” without those qualities. Beyond that, great journalism requires the sources and resources to get to the truth. This website is devoted to those resources. It is our hope that the Broadcast News Resource Center (BNRC) can be a broad based resource that will assist students and journalists through out Wisconsin, the U.S. and the world. This site is devoted to the excellence in journalism that Walter and other news greats started.
When the opportunity came for me to help make this site a reality, to do what we can to better journalism….it seemed the perfect way to “close the loop” on a vision that Walter helped start in 1971.
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