Senior Communications Consultant, Trozzolo Communications Group
(Kansas City, MO)
The journalist is a question asker. So taught Prof. Albion Ross to my advanced reporting class in 1971. These are words I'll never forget, and live by every day. Think about it. The heart of knowledge is enlightened inquiry. Ask the right questions in the right way at the right time, and you gain knowledge and strive for truth, which journalists are called to do. Answers are one thing. Questions require thought, insight and brilliance. The right question challenges, but respectfully so. It illuminates, but collaboratively so.
It inspires, and divinely so. Lest we forget: It's a Jesuit thing, too.