Baron identifies the fear the press has when dealing with government.
Question on information distribution.
Baron says getting information is easy, but gathering information is incredibly difficult.
Notes the resources required to do a story.
"We can spend a lot of money gathering information, but we don't reep the rewards."
Question on creative tension between an editor and staff.
Baron says he has been lucky to have supportive people around him. Notes it probably isn't the case at every publication.
"I would never work at a place where I didn't feel I could do my job as a journalist."
Question on online comments. Baron immediatley replies with, "It's a sewer."
Joking, but admits it can be trouble.
Question from Carleton journalism professor Randy Boswell: Thoughts on revenue streams and how they can be met.
Baron admits there is always just hope that people will subscribe. Maybe not immediately, but eventually.
Emphasizes the importance of loyal subscribers.
Question on inspiration to pursue journalism.
Says family rituals of reading the paper played a large role. Notes journalism's changing ways will inspire others differently .
"Journalists need to learn the basics. Be a good writer. Be a critical thinker."
"Have an appreciation for how this business works."
"Be an optimist. There's no acceptable alternative," says Baron as he gives advice to the young journalists in the audience.
That's it for the evening. Harada comes up to thank all for their participation.