Good journalism is about discerning the truth in a world of agendas and spin

Your editorial “greatest enemy of truth is those who conspire to lie” (8/6) should be compulsory reading for journalism teachers and students. The challenge is not just to rely on what you are told, but to be astute enough to ask the right questions and really listen to the answers.

In this world where spin has seemingly supplanted honesty, discerning the truth is not simple or straightforward; rather, finding the truth can be a complex and profound pursuit that can take a long time. And of course, relentless hard work is part of good journalism, too.