Job knowledgeDecember 2 2009 at 5:46 PM
|Monty Convoy r.i.p. |
Response to Connection
well, I can tell you- first, today's journalists have extremely little life experience, nor even a wide general knowledge.
Almost none could tell the difference between a Formula Ford and F1, a front end loader and a bulldozer, and when it comes to anything military, almost none know anything at all; for example, that there's a difference between an APC and a tank. What exceptionally little knowledge they MIGHT have, comes from US TV and films...
How many times have you heard of Cdn soldiers in "fatigues" for example? or Cdns hiding in "foxholes"? and just as an added note, even when dealing with crime, have you ever heard a reporter say someone had been shot by a "low-powered" rifle? On a side note, I saw a recent newspaper article about criminals who had stolen some explosives, the photo to highlight the article was of a pistol..what kind of journalism is that?
Then there's the problem of budget cuts, experienced reporters being bought out and retired leaving younger ones (see opening sentence), budget cuts meaning fewer reporters to meet deadlines so no time to do in depth research, etc etc.
This type of situation will not improve.
- Power - Ken Joyce on Dec 3, 2009, 3:23 PM