Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Herald Watch on the radio

Jim Defede has invited me on his radio show to discuss the Miami Herald and the Martí Moonlighters with him and Bob Norman of the Broward-Palm Beach New Times and The Daily Pulp.

It's set for 7:30 AM, Thursday, September 14, 2006. You can listen live here.

You'll remember that Jim Defede was fired as a columnist from The Miami Herald when he told his bosses that he had recorded a phone conversation between himself and the late Commissioner Arthur Teele (without Teele's consent) right before Teele shot himself to death in the lobby of the Herald Building.

At the time, Herald Executive editor Tom Fiedler said that Defede had violated the law as well as journalistic ethics. After an inivestigation, Defede was not charged with any crime. I'm sure Mr. Defede has an opinion on The Herald's ethical standards as how they are enforced.

1 comment:

Firefly said...

I heard the program at AM940 WINZ this morning. It was well moderated by Jim Defede. I though him to be very objective, giving both sides of the issue equal time.

Thank you Mr. DeFede.

Henry, you did very well. You brought up several issues of great importance. For those that couldn’t tune in, here are some of the issues discussed he discussed:

That the International Broadcasting Board is the same body that manages Radio and TV Marti and also oversees Voice of America; and that the Office of Cuba Broadcasting must abide by the same code of journalistic ethics.

That panelists such as David Lightman of the Hartford Courant; Hugh Sidey of Time magazine; Peter Lisagor of the Chicago Daily News; Tom M. DeFrank, of the New York Daily News; Georgie Anne Geyer, syndicated columnist just to name a few… participated and were remunerated by …Voice of America. (If we were to go back to 1942 when Voice of America was founded, the list would be much too long)

That there seems to be a battle of ideas between the El Nuevo Herald and The Miami Herald in that articles (printed in El Nuevo Herald) of great importance to this community and internationally, are not being printed in The Miami Herald to keep English speaking readers “in the dark of about certain issues.”

Good job Henry.