You will become the new editorial gatekeepers, an ambitious army of truth seekers, who will arm yourselves with the intelligence, with the insight, and the facts necessary to strike down deceit. You are in a position to keep all of those who now disparage real news, you all are the ones who are gonna keep those people in check.
You make the choice every day, every single day to exemplify honesty because the truth, let me tell you something about the truth. The truth exonerates and it convicts, it disinfects and it galvanizes. The truth has always been and will always be our shield against corruption, our shield against greed and despair, the truth is our saving grace.
And not only are you here, USC Annenberg, to tell it, to write it, to proclaim it, to speak it, but to be it. Be the truth.