Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Media coverage of a recent event on the Fordham campus

My attention was just called to two very different online stories about the recent appearance on campus of Michael Sulick, a Fordham alum who is now director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service. I didn't attend the lecture, so I don't have my own account to provide, but I'd be interested in comments from (a) anyone who did attend, and (b) any of you interested in journalism and media who'd like to talk about the differences between these stories. Of course, feel free to post links to any other journalistic accounts of the event.

One of the stories is from Fordham's own eNewsroom:

The other is from, which advertises itself as providing "Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995."

I don't think it would be productive to make personal, ad hominem arguments about the authors of either of these pieces (or about the speaker or anyone else, for that matter). But I'd be interested in learning from anyone reading this blog who can make a good argument about the differences in the perspectives and institutional positions from which these two pieces are written, their differences in tone and content, etc.

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