Here is a story I wrote for Poynter.org about CNN’s Ivan Watson’s reporting from Iraq. The remarkable story reminded me of a story that Columbia Journalism School called one of the 100 great stories in television news.
The fact of the matter is broadcasting is still profitable. And to stay that way, companies say they have to get bigger in order to negotiate with cable companies and even their own networks. Get the inside look in this article I wrote for Poynter.org.
CNN.com asked me to explain how the war in Syria disappeared from front pages and network news coverage. It is a sad truth of the news cycle, audience attention and network budgets. http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/04/world/meast/syria-crisis-remember/
NPR interviewed me for their story.
So often over the decades, some of the most memorable images and stories have been about children and soldiers.