BBG Watch Commentary
A comment sent to BBG Watch includes a plea to the next Voice of America (VOA) director. While the author mentions award-winning investigative reporter and media manager Amanda Bennett, who was reported by us to be a leading candidate for the VOA director’s position, we can’t confirm whether she is still in the running for the job, but we hope she is.
Please put a stop to this nonsense
VOA did not send a cameraman to Cuba. That is all you need to know to realize that the amateurs are in charge. They just threw a group of inexperienced “reporters” with iPhones on a plane and called it coverage.
Here’s what an effective news organization would have done:
Send an experienced reporter and a cameraman as a team. Focus on original reporting.
Send one print reporter for original reporting for web.
Send one radio reporter for original reporting.
Have a Washington team wrap the daily feed video of Obama’s actions with expert interviews and commentary.
Four people in Cuba. A team in DC. Total coverage.
Instead we got a lot of amateurish garbage.
Are you reading this Ms. Bennett??
Please put a stop to this nonsense.
ALSO READ: Travel journalism from VOA reporters in Cuba, BBG Watch, March 23, 2016.
ALSO READ: Voice of America reporters upset over VOA’s treatment of Brussels terror story, BBG Watch, March 22, 2016.