Monday, November 16, 2009

NAHJ Welcomes Dobbs' Departure From CNN

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - The following press release is a statement by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ):

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has long been on record as advocating fair, accurate and balanced coverage on Latinos and immigration in particular. Fairness, accuracy and balance, on the whole, have been largely absent from CNN commentator Lou Dobbs' coverage on immigration.

NAHJ welcomes Dobbs' departure from CNN, announced Wednesday. We laud CNN's willingness to let him out of his contract early to "pursue new opportunities."

We note, however, that Dobbs will continue as anchor of a daily radio show broadcast by more than 160 stations as part of the United Stations Radio Networks Inc. And even CNN acknowledges that his departure is based on his decision to "carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere."

Our fear is that CNN's gain -- represented by the loss of Dobbs -- will simply be someone's pain elsewhere.

Dobbs' "reporting" prompted some groups earlier to demand that CNN either dismiss or control him, specifically on this issue of immigration. We've understood the deep concern Dobbs' reporting has generated but did not join these efforts. Not because Dobbs is an NAHJ lifetime member by virtue of a single donation made earlier, but because we believe that the best antidote to flawed journalism is good journalism, of the kind practiced both by our members and by most of the responsible press on the issue of immigration.

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