The other day, the Silicon Valley Moms Blog network (which includes group blogs from the Deep South all the way to - yes - Canada) hosted a special topics day. The topic: children of the recession. The inspiration: a conference call with Katie Couric. Yes, that Katie Couric.
Yesterday I represented BlogHer on a conference call with bloggers from the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, and Katie Couric. Couric wanted our help getting the word out about the issues being covered in CBS Reports' new series, Children of the Recession.
I am a news junkie. Even as a child it bugged me that women were not more prominent in the news. When Couric became the first solo woman anchor in the history of network evening news, some wondered who let the girl into the boys' club? She hasn't always been popular in that post, but something about her style makes her the top news anchor in my opinion.
Thank you Katie Couric for the follow-up questions. You pressed Sarah
Palin, asked for specifics, and you weren't afraid of inspecting her
and her record. Charles Gibson could learn a thing or two from you. I
just hoped it wasn't the case that you felt safe challenging Palin
because you yourself are a woman. And I had hoped Charlie Gibson didn't
avoid being tough with her because he's a man.
Like Kristen said in her post at Girl With Pen, “Now That the Dust Has (Sort of) Settled”,
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is still fascinating to
ponder. I was recently asked to write an article on the topic for the
ILF Digest, the journal of a think tank
I’ve been a fellow of (I find this terminology amusing, but have never
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has released this year's annual State of the News Media report. While much of the blog talk has been about the report's conclusion that user-generated content now drives news consumption (Duh!
Sometimes I read too much print journalism, too many blogs, and I forget to watch TV. TV can bring out truth in people. I was glad just now to see Katie Couric ask candidates, “What was your biggest mistake?” in her series, “Character, leadership and the presidency.” I am not of the evening news demographic, but I like this topic. I wish we’d discuss it more. So my husband and I just watched ten candidates in a row answer: What was your biggest mistake? And it was telling. And I took some notes:
# Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.
# Its first loyalty is to citizens.
# Its essence is a discipline of verification.
Those are the first three of nine commandments from The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, a text from the Project for Excellence in Journalism that has become de rigeur in journalism classes across the country. Reading the media criticism on the BlogHer rolls this week reminded me how challenging it can be to fulfill that mandate -- and be perceived as an honest broker.
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