Skip to comments.Columbia’s Inner Circle
Posted on 07/08/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Accuracy in Academias sister organization, Accuracy in Media, has covered one-quarter of the faculty at the Columbia University School of Journalism and found them wanting. Indeed, it is interesting to compare Columbias descriptions of some of these with AIMs findings:
In 2005, AIM editor Cliff Kincaid noted that Victor Navasky, publisher of The Nation and now chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times under the headline, Objectivity is Highly Overrated. He argued for more opinion journalism from the media. It should be noted that Weather Underground leader Todd Gitlin also hangs his hat at Columbias Journalism School. Richard Wald, the Fred W. Friendly professor of professional practice in Media and Society, as an ABC news producer in the 1990s, gave the green light to the networks hit job on the non-union Food Lion supermarket chain in which undercover union operatives manufactured evidence of unsanitary practices by the company that the network broadcast as actual. Betsy West, an associate professor of professional practice, was one of the CBS producers fired for giving the go-ahead to the manufactured story of President Bushs combat avoidance that brought down legendary anchorman Dan Rather.
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