Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Let It Snow

Jon Snow one of our greatest journalists.  Watching the intimate video diary of his experiences in Japan over the weekend I thought he did an excellent job at telling the story of a disaster that continues to grow and unfold in Japan.

It's been hard to tell this story, the enormity of the situation, the distance, cultural differences and finally language barrier make it even more complex.

I thought his economy of words and the footage of the ITN crew just riding around the streets and trying to do their job was a terrific insight into the way a news crew should handle such a story.

Having helped Jon with some of his charity work in the past, I can tell you he is a very decent person and a proper journalist. If you are thinking of embarking on a career in the media you couldn't go far wrong by emulating the Jon Snow way of working.

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