- Soldiers do it every day, just because you went to an ivy league school and see your opinion in front of a mass market audience, does not mean that you are too precious to not do your investigative job.
- The military should be accommodating to journalism.
- A fund should be available, maybe partially public funded, that compensates journalists, particularly those without large conglomerates behind them, if they are injured/killed.
- Iraqis should take more assertive action to protect journalists if they want to have their stories heard and an impact on international dialogue.
- Thus Iraqis bear a burden for lack of information and accountability available to external/internal actors and decision-makers.
- IF media acts incompetently and unfairly, THEN the media can expect less support and protection from the public.
- The media should more vigorously criticize itself because it affects their reputation in generic terms.
- The problem of accountability and risk thus arises if the editors and top-tier news directors are not the ones occasionally bearing the danger of their reputation.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Katie Couric's green zone latte
I keep hearing about how difficult it is for journalists to leave the green zone in order to get accurate news footage.
Posted by pölitic at 7:51 PM