Dan Taglioli - Chief of Staff
More than ever our various news media are victims of the corrosive element of entertainment required to compete for dollar-producing ratings and circulation. Besides the outright falsities reported as news by the ever-growing ranks of less-than-legitimate sources, our traditionally stalwart, legitimate news sources have been bogged down by the need to compete with the swell of online wire services, bloggers, talk hosts, podcasters, and others. Combined with the need to fill a twenty-four-hour news cycle, and compounded by the growing polarization and intellectual entrenchment of the populace, it has become harder and harder for the consumer to discern the real news stories from the synthetic, the relevant from the sensational.
I believe JURIST to be an honest and unpandering source of legal news. As a law student, I have used JURIST as an anchor to keep my news intake grounded and focused. However, JURIST also presents a unique opportunity to give back, to be a creator and editor in addition to being a mere consumer. JURIST allows me to make a tangible investment in the daily delivery of legal news, while working to build and hone a skill set of researching and writing that I can use for my entire legal career. I hope that you, as a JURIST reader, can contribute in any way you are able, so that we can afford future readers and staffers the same value you and I derive from JURIST every day.
Chief of Staff