Saturday, July 25, 2009

Undocumented Journalist: David Brooks of The New York Times

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.
David Brooks is an American political journalist. He is a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Brooks graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983 with a degree in history. David Brooks is an undocumented journalist because he does not hold a degree in journalism or communications.

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