Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Undocumented Journalist: Campbell Brown of CNN

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.
Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968) is an American television news reporter, currently an anchor and political pundit for CNN and a former co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today. She won an Emmy award for her reporting on Hurricane Katrina while with NBC.

She was born to Jim Brown and Dale Campbell Fairbanks. Brown explains her name by stating "Alma Dale" was her grandmother's name, while "Campbell" was her mother's birth surname.

Brown graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science. Brown is an undocumented journalist because she does not hold a degree in journalism or communications.


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