Text of speech by the archbishop

Here is a link to the full text of the speech last week by the Archbishop of Canterbury referenced below. It’s a good read and worthy of our attention.

The Media: Public Interest and Common Good

Here’s the last paragraph:

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good. Such talk is not in rich supply just now, and it is only fair to ask what share of responsibility the media has for this. But it is not fair to treat media as a scapegoat. The relation with the wider society is mutual; societies to some extent have the media they deserve and license. Can a more realistic, less fevered, more modestly provisional journalistic practice recover a sense of how to nurture public conversation in a mature democracy – even of a truth that sets people free?
And the people said, “Amen.”

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