Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bringing up the average

Babble on.

Whether he intends it or not, David Akin is bringing up the average level of quality and integrity in Canadian journalism, one small action at a time.

Yesterday, he explained in detail how he covered the recent deaths of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, with respect:

I'm a TV reporter [see the profile for details]. Just as I wouldn't presume that one CF member's behaviours and attitudes are typical of all CF members, I trust you'll recognize that all journalists behave and act in different ways. Here's my story.

I was assigned to Petawawa yesterday...

The kicker? His explanation was posted at Army.ca - where you should read the entire comments thread.

Media accountability, responsibility, sensitivity, and professionalism. That's the way it should be done.

Babble off.


At 4:33 a.m., Blogger Olaf said...

This is a refreshingly honest post. Many bloggers consider a topic uninteresting if they cannot boost their self esteem by criticizing it. Thanks.


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