Australians picked up their morning papers yesterday to find heavily blacked-out text instead of front-page headlines. This bold statement was instigated by the "Your Right to Know" campaign, an unlikely coalition of Australian media organisations fighting for press freedom and source protection.
When I was a tween, I got most of my current events knowledge from snippets of adult conversations I overheard plus a few minutes of TV news. (As I got older, I was also known to scan the front page of the local newspaper and read a couple of my favourite columnists because I was a nerdy future journalist and that's the sort of thing a nerdy future journalist does.)
I know. I can't recall the last time I set foot in a public library, either — no matter how much I love that "stacks of books" smell. But if you don't have a library card, you don't even know what your nearest local public library is, or you are contemplating paying Apple $14.99 each month to read magazines, you owe it to yourself to get informed.