I became a journalist in April 1970 at my hometown paper. I had little understanding of the profession.
On May 4, government fired on its own citizens, killing four and wounding nine. Repeat: A government fired at its own citizens engaged in peaceful protest. Then I understood journalism: Hold government accountable.
Denny Wilkins is a professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure Univetrsity.