Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Even 60 Minutes makes mistakes

Lara Logan who is a rising star at CBS News was recently suspended by CBS News for a flawed report on Benghazi that aired on 60 Minutes.  Logan is scheduled to return to 60 Minutes sometime early next year.  http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/12/lara-logan-to-return-to-minutes-179706.html Logan gained international acclaim when she reported on the 2011 upheaval in Egypt and was the victim of a savage sexual assault. This case just shows young journalists that even experienced journalists can comprise their ethics and make mistakes but in the end the executive producer stood up and took responsibility. Logan's producer Max McClellan was also forced to take a leave of absence and is expected to return as well.  See what others are saying about the situation here http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/11/this-week-in-review-60-minutes-benghazi-breakdown-and-brain-drain-concerns-at-the-times/  Here is a story from the New York Times about what led to Logan's suspension/leave. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/business/media/leave-of-absence-for-lara-logan-after-flawed-benghazi-report.html?_r=0  Here is a link to the original report on 60 Minutes of Logan's attack in Egypt http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lara-logan-breaks-silence-on-cairo-assault/ There were a lot of media critics out there who were quick to jump all over Logan and 60 Minutes for the errors but in the end this situation provided those who are interested in news and especially reporting it that they must be diligent in their pursuit of the truth and when they make a mistake simply admit they made messed up and move on.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/09/business/media/cbs-correspondent-apologizes-for-report-on-benghazi-attack.html?ref=media Logan's apology http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/lara-logans-on-air-apology-for-flawed-benghazi-report/?ref=media

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