“There are jobs where people are mainly motivated by the hope of big money. (Finance in general.)
There are jobs where the main motivation is job-security.
And there is a category of jobs where, as absolutely everyone recognizes, it makes a tremendous difference that “employees” care about something beyond pay, hours, and security. Teachers. Soldiers. Doctors and nurses. Judges and police. Political leaders, if they want to be more than hacks. And, people in news organizations.”
— James Fallows, Why NPR Matters