Media madness

Aug 07, 2015

Today we are remembering "the voice of ABC" Peter Jennings, as it is the tenth anniversary of his death after a long fight with lung cancer. Here's a look at his reporting over the years. "Today & everyday, we try to live up to the standard he set us," acknowledges Jon Williams there. Also, the Columbia Journalism Review takes a look back at Jon Stewart's career and how he made sense of the insanity all around us. Speaking of CJR, check out their piece on Paul Watson, who may be the most famous journalist you’ve never heard of. And we regret to end on this note, but it behooves us to inform you that Bangladesh secular blogger Niloy Neel was hacked to death in Dhaka. "A 4th atheist blogger murdered, whose name was on a list drawn up by Islamic groups," points out Barry Bateman of Eyewitness News. Just as ABC's Jennings was popularly considered their "voice," BBC News describes Neel as "the voice against fundamentalism and extremism and was even a voice for minority rights."

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