We're All Journalists Now

Friday, February 19, 2010


The winners of the George Polk Awards in Journalism were announced this week. Among many familiar names – 60 Minutes, The New York Times, CNN – was one surprise. The award for videography was given to the anonymous person or persons responsible for the video of the death of 26-year-old Iranian Neda Agha-Soltan during protests last year. Polk Awards curator John Darnton explains why.

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Donna from Bloomington, MN

This article interested me very much because I had just been reading about the increasing incidence of American citizens having their cell phones confiscated or being arrested for documenting possible use of undue force by police on U.S. streets. See http://www.curiousread.com/2010/01/police-begin-arrests-for-cellphone.html. Donna

Mar. 02 2010 10:32 AM

I could almost hear the lament, 'But the maker of the video didn't go to journalism school or didn't have to write obits or cover school board meetings...How do they deserve a prize? What do I have to do to get mine!?'

Feb. 22 2010 11:49 PM

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