This week, in Journalism 1000, I’m slated to give a lecture on journalism that changed the world.
Fifty minutes to talk about journalism that changed the world is just a starting point. There are so many wonderful tales out there — Woodward and Bernstein, the Pentagon Papers, Murrow vs. McCarthy — and those are just a few of the domestic stories.
So, I’m asking for help here, journo friends. Hit the comments and tell me which is your favorite journalism story. I’m not looking for anyone to do any research for me or anything — just help me narrow down the millions and millions and millions of examples into a handful.
Keep this in mind too, when making your recommendations: The students in this class are not journalism majors, so nothing that’s too insider, please.