Thursday, July 31, 2008

Why journalism matters: John Walcott

Walcott wins journalism medal for Iraq coverage
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - McClatchy's Washington bureau chief has won the Nieman Foundation's first I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence for pre-Iraq war coverage.

Congratulations to Walcott for a richly deserved award and the Nieman Foundation for making so excellent a choice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad there is an award to honor I.F.Stone, one of the greatest and least appreciated of American journalist in the 20th century. I don't believe that the rudimentary aspects of "old" journalism are dead and outdated that Stone embodied,but what I do believe is that blogging is an extreme form of democracy and not journalism.

Commentary and transcription are not reporting. Until bloggers go out and dig up the story it is far from being the profession that they would like to be described.
Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana