Right Story, Wrong Questions
Kathy Gannon criticizes the international presses' coverage of Afghanistan—from military censorship to out right laziness, they've been getting their facts wrong since 9-11...
Gannon was this year’s Atkinson lecturer at the Ryerson School of Journalism in Toronto. She spoke about how the international press often gets its facts wrong about the Middle East. “It’s our job as journalists to look beyond the official line,” she said, noting that since 9-11, many reporters have stopped asking “the right questions.” The lecture was followed by a Q&A encounter between Gannon and the young journalists in the audience, during which Gannon pointedly voiced her opinion of the role of embeds in war coverage.
Read RyersOnline’s account of the lecture.
Watch an “intimately observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the present” presented by Kathy Gannon at the University of California, Santa Barbara on November 7, 2005
by RRJ Staff
Forth-year student at the Ryerson University School of Journalism. Currently working on the Ryerson Review of Journalism.