As often as I and others rightfully lambaste CNN, it should be noted that CNN’s Clarissa Ward deserves everyone’s respect and praise for her reporting from Afghanistan right now.
Despite the risks to everyone there – particularly women – she is reporting every day on developments on the ground including some information that is less than favorable to the Taliban or the Biden administration.
Some of Clarissa Ward’s CNN colleagues cosplay as journalists who put themselves at risk with their reporting – looking at you, Jim Acosta. Based on what we are seeing right now, Clarissa is the real deal.
Mike Breslin has more than 30 years of journalism, public relations and strategic communications experience in agency, government, nonprofit and academic environments.
His teaching focus is introductory public relations and media research (and writing, as the opportunity permits). His focus as a researcher is the media, particularly news media literacy.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy (Higher Education) from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University.
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