Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I attended a program today sponsored by the Columbia Jou4rnalism School. Jay Rosen was a panelist. Very insightful. For lovers of the First Amendment, he said that bloggers expand the number of individuals participating in the benefits of the First Amendment.
All about "information suppression, warrantless wiretapping, torture memos, treaty violations, detention, rendition, a compliant Supreme Court and a supine Congress"
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
These working journalists exemplified that charm and good looks help a lot in addition to good writing and quick thinking. You don't get to cover the White House by being a bomb-thrower. They described it as professionalism and asking reportorial-style questions. It's the meta message that counts, not the particular kinds of things they say.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Five leading figures in the world of books came together on Sept. 19 for a panel in the Lecture Hall to discuss "The Decline of the Book Review," a topic also explored in the September issue of Columbia Journalism Review. Panelists debated why American newspapers are cutting back their book coverage. To listen:
Suskind '83 Delivers Annual Poliak Lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind '83, author of several books, including "The Price of Loyalty," and "The One Percent Doctrine," implored journalism students to remain committed to truth and disclosure despite resistance from the administration and the public, saying “Each of you has to be an avatar, a champion and a guardian of truth.” To listen:
Here's the link for "The Price of Loyalty":