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Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 24 November 2010 12:54pm
 
Thanks WIA I just watched a video of Simpson and I really like this guy, not crazy about his opinion that British journalism is better than US journalism, not in all aspects anyway, but I will look for books by him. Here's the link to that video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr5ohJWYfi4

I'll look for Feargal Keane next.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 24 November 2010 1:10pm
 
Wow! Feargal Keane did a documentary for the BBC on the Armenian Genocide. The person who posted the video says he is biased because he's not listening to the Turkish side of the story.

Here's the link WIA, and thanks for answering the question. I love to learn a bit more about journalists around the globe and why people like them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI8PP0JnsW0

Does anyone know if the series on the History of Ireland that Keane was working on for the BBC has been completed yet? No bias here, what?
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 2 December 2010 2:19am
 
Just finished writing my final article for the Media Writing Class. My eyes are scalded! Nitey Nite all.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Wild in Africa on 2 December 2010 1:48pm
 
Hi Loretto, Feargal Keane used to be one of the BBC's leading journalists but apparently ran into problems with the bottle which he is just getting over.
He was one of the first reporters into Rwanda after the Genocide and his book 'Season of Blood' reflects that harrowing experience. His book 'Letter to Daniel' looks back over his many years of reporting and is a good overview from his perspective of his career.
John Simpsons three volumes of autobiography provide a stunning and fascinating account both of his life and of the majority of historical events of the last 4 decades of the 20th Century. He was everywhere and did everything,hard to credit one man could do so much. Have a look on Amazon for his books.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 2 December 2010 2:08pm
 
Will do WIA. Thanks for the reading suggestions. Are you traveling again anytime soon?
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Wild in Africa on 2 December 2010 6:07pm
 
Yup, off to Palestine this weekend for 2 weeks
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 2 December 2010 9:07pm
 
NO WAY! Palestine!!!
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Wild in Africa on 4 December 2010 9:43am
 
Yes Way, West Bank and Gaza.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 4 December 2010 1:55pm
 
Travel safely and have a good time.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Lounge Trekker on 4 December 2010 5:48pm
 
You folks are fortunate to see and hear good journalists. I'm sure there is one or two in Canada, but all I see are two TV channels giving the same point of view sometimes verbatim. I feel like I'm being fed the party line, and no longer look.

I don't know enough about the news/propaganda industry in Canada to speculate further. Are you aware of any reputable journalism from Canada, or has it been censored to prevent a curious and objective Canadian from seeing it?

Skeptical Trekker
 
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