Bringing up the average
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.