Did You Know Gandhi Ran A Newspaper?

Through the management of his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, Gandhi opines on what he’s learned around the pitfalls and purpose of news.

In the very first month of the Indian Opinion, I realized that the sole aim of journalism should be service.

The newspaper press is a great power, but just as an unchained torrent of water submerges whole countrysides and devastates crops, even so an uncontrollable pen serves but to destroy.

…it can be profitable only when exercised from within. If this line of reasoning is correct, how many of the journals in the world would stand the test? But who would stop those that are useless? And who should be the judge?

The useful and the useless must, like good and evil generally, go on together and make his choice.

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