VIDEO: Reporting Without A Parachute

The intense media spotlight often shines on a war zone for the briefest of moments, before the media circus moves on to cover the next genocide, the next civil war, the next humanitarian crisis.

As a result of constantly needing to feed the daily news beast, the war correspondent typically parachutes in to grab a few sensational stories before moving on, not always understanding the complexities of the situation.

And so, in a series of lectures sponsored by Aga Khan Foundation Canada at some of the country’s most prominent journalism schools, I argued for the importance of post-war journalism and the need to slow down the news cycle.

For anyone who missed it, here’s a short video summary of the talk: