Friday, April 17, 2009

Undocumented Journalist: Katie Couric of 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.
Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric serves as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, and part-time contributor to 60 Minutes as well as anchor for prime time news specials for CBS News.

Couric's Wikipedia biography discloses that she is an undocumented journalist as she majored in English and History, holds a degree in American Studies, but does not hold a degree in journalism or communications.

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