Critiquing Journalism

Despite our vague suggestions otherwise, journalists don’t usually welcome criticism. And we rarely accept it gracefully. So I was very impressed yesterday when I saw that Ben Wedeman, one of CNN’s Middle East Correspondents, posted a link on Twitter where people, especially Egyptians, could go to critique his and CNN’s coverage of recent events in… Read More Critiquing Journalism

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Budget

Anything can come up in budget. This morning we talked about supercritical toilets, pigs, the wheat harvest and adorable elderly couples. Stranger things have been brought up in previous budget meetings. But it just goes to show the nature of the job: as a journalist, you can end up writing about, quite literally, anything. 

Morsi is out

Moments like this, the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, make me remember how much I love journalism and why I chose to dedicate my life to it. Events like this are so important, not just for Egypt, but for the region and the world. There’s an immediate and lasting need for information when something… Read More Morsi is out