Posts Tagged ‘CNN’

You don’t have to make stuff up.

In a nice bit of straight journalism (yes, there is such a thing!) CNN’s Anderson Cooper in his ‘Keeping Them Honest’ slot this week debunked a nasty piece of work by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who, as he put it “used up our air time last night, rather than answering questions about Medicare…and she chose to […]

Fearless: Margaret Moth RIP

Margaret Moth was the trail-blazing, globe-trotting photojournalist and camera operator whose jaw was blown away by a sniper’s bullet as she and her CNN news crew were traveling through Sarajevo’s infamous Sniper’s Alley in the early 1990s. Terribly injured, she recovered and eventually went back to work, doing what she did best with tenacity and […]

What new media needs to learn from old media

COURAGE . What journalism should be: Dogged and fearless Wise words from one of my former editors, Don Rood, reviewing Nothing but the Truth by Anna Politkovskaya on Radio NZ this morning. Yeah! Damn right. Dogged and fearless. To proudly call yourself ‘new media‘ and talk about freedom of speech is good. But recognise that […]