Monday, April 13, 2009

More Proof Of An Unbiased Media In The US

Katie Couric Among '09 Cronkite Award Winners
Interviews with Palin cited as "defining moment" in presidential campaign

Katie Couric is among the ten winners of the 2009 Walter Cronkite Awards for excellence in television political journalism for her "persistent and detailed" interviews with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign. Other winners include ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos (for national network program) and Hearst-Argyle Television (for station group).

The awards have been given biennially since 2000 and recipients are selected from a panel of eight judges chaired by Geneva Overholser, director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.

The judges recognized local broadcast stations KING-TV Seattle, which broadcast over 100 minutes of political coverage each week, and WGAL-Lancaster, Pa., which was recognized for its "surprisingly probing and revealing" interviews with Barack Obama and John McCain during the '08 election season.

Greg Fox, of WESH-Winter Park, Fla., won the award for individual achievement at a local station for helping viewers evaluate candidate's pledges in a "Truth Tests" series. It was Fox's second award.

News 8 Austin won its third local cable network award, this time for its ethnically diverse political reports and discussions with four families on key issues.

Other winners were Wisconsin Public Television, Now on PBS, and Jo Wan, of KTSF-San Francisco, who was recognized for her Mandarin-language reports on minority and female presidential candidates.

The awards will be presented to the winners at the University of Southern California campus on April 15.

No mention of Sean Hannity winning an award for his expose on the Rev Wright. Is anyone else surprised?

Source for article.


Flavor Country said...

Hannity's expose changed nothing during the presidential race, Couric stupid interview did. It basically made Palin look like a buffoon.

Chuck there is no more journalism. From Hannity to all the nightly news shows, everyone pushes their own agenda.

I can't help if the media is now dominated by liberals..........You guys had your chance in the 1950's :)

Hope you had a good Easter my friend.

Mr. Norman Whiskers said...

Couric nauseates me and my Lady. She is a cunning and cut-throat feline. In her interview with Palin her non-verbal bias against the candidate was so obvious even Saturday Night Live made fun of it. I watch a whole lot of CNN, and I may be a cat, but I'm sure that's bad journalism, Chuck. :)

Z said...

But, I heard lib journalists complaining that Couric had hijacked Palin in that 'interview' and how unfair and unprofessional it was!
If anybody deserves, though, the Walter Cronkite Award, it's ironic. Two peas in a pod. Biased, pompous...........

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

To call Katie Couric a journalist of monumental caliber is such a stretch, it's mind-boggling.

mksviews said...

Awards for weasels, by weasels.

Hope they choke on them.

Chuck said...

Flavor, I'm puzzled at your bit that the Couric interview changed the election. While I think you may be right, it did change the elction, this is a JOURNALISM award. Jouranlists are not supposed to change elections, they are supposed to report the news in an unbiased, nuetral manner. This effectiely proves what we have been saying, the leftist media, of which Couric is a major part, is not about journalism anymore but exists for the sole function of pushing their far left agenda.

As far as Hannity, he is the host of a format show. Same as Beck, Blitzer, Dobbs, etc. Katie Couric is the anchor of the nightly news. Hannity does not call himself a journalist, Couric does. The crack about Hannity was sarcasm.

Mr Norman, thanks for giving my blog a paws, welcome

Z, the interview was widely recognized as off balance, not just by the right. As Mr Norman said, even SNL made fun of it.

PCC, she has been out of her league at the anchor desk since day one. She needs to go back to doing cooking segments on the Today Show.

MK, we get the same nonsense with the Oscar and Emmy's. Al Gore has gotten an Oscar and a Grammy for his work of fiction, need I say more?

stormin said...

ambush interviews, cut-and-splice editing, and staged photo-ops. that's today's media.

Flavor Country said...

That was my point Chuck, journalism does not exist anymore. The award now goes to the whoever has the most publicized or controversial interview of the year.

Even you must admit FOX News has even gone further to the right since Obama took the helm. Everyone wants to push their agenda.