The cofounder of Liberation said in Nice the other day that the two most important attributes for a reporter are curiosite and an aller voir spirit. Curiosity and a need to go see for her/himself. It was a good session at CUM but the "moderator" held his microphone as though he were eating a dark chocolate ice cream cone! It's too bad they don't stream/archive the events. JULY also lamented the huge cutbacks at El Pais, Haaretz and the Guardian plus the end of the print edition of Newsweek. If doing it today, he would add the sharp cuts at Sud-Ouest to that list.