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Facing the challenge - preview
Do we want to see reporters in Yearly Meeting sessions, Quakers are currently being asked
  • Apparently not, if our letters page last week is anything to go by
  • My own little Meeting, by comparison, is rather relaxed on the matter, although they have endured years of me challenging them about Quaker attitudes to the press


  • When contemplating this issue I need to remember a long career in which ‘factual accuracy’ turned out to be a mythical quest
  • In which six people interviewed about the same incident would give six entirely different versions
  • In remembering this, I might feel sympathetic to those charged with the responsibility of organising large representative gatherings
  • They may also know this truth, which all reporters learn very fast
  • Resistance to journalists might not be what it first seems
  • Not so much that they will get it all wrong, but that they won’t get it right for everyone

  • Judy Kirby

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