Saturday, April 18, 2009

Undocumented Journalist: Anderson Cooper of CNN, CBS News

In an effort to expose those working in the field without documentation, I will identify whether or not a journalist holds a degree in journalism or communications.

Why is this important?

Documented journalists have been taught in college to not only cover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of news, but they have also learned the reason why the Framers of the Constitution protected the press from the government in the First Amendment, and the role the press plays as the Fourth Estate by providing final checks and balances over the political process in the United States. Journalist malpractice can thus be exposed through training or lack thereof.

Simply put, it is not the job of the press to hold one political party more accountable than another. It is the job of the press to objectively report the truth.
Anderson Hays Cooper is the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II of the wealthy Vanderbilt Family of New York.

Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360°, a news program airing on CNN in the U.S. on weekdays and contributes reports to CBS News' 60 Minutes through an agreement between CNN and CBS News.

Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. Cooper is an undocumented journalist because he does not hold a degree in journalism or communications.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So are you saying Anderson is a good journalists or not? In my opinion he is very biased towards the democrats and gays. He definitely has an agenda. He needs to let go of that and be truthful straight down the middle. I know being straight is hard for the man but....

1:41 PM  
Blogger the MoJo said...

Cooper's bias can probably be blamed on the attributable fact that the man doesn't have an education to lay the most basic foundation for his work.

My premise here is that the lack of training is evident in the bias.

4:02 PM  

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