Thursday, January 17, 2013

Six Portraits in Six Days: Bill Keller

Day four in my Six Portraits in Six Days series is writer for The New York Times, Bill Keller. Keller served as executive editor for The Times for nine years until 2011 when he stepped down to become a full time writer for the newspaper. In 2011 Keller wrote a bold, outstanding article urging other journalists to ask political candidates tougher questions about their religious views. Later Keller said of his article, “I would want to know if a candidate’s faith guided his or her views on the issues, if religious doctrine would be a justification for excluding some categories of citizen (gays, for example) from the rights and protections the country promises.”

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