Amanpour: As Journalists, Aim to Serve

January 10, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series

Christiane Amanpour challenged the 2010 class of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to adhere to the highest professional standards in her keynote address at the fourth commencement on December 15. “When you are good journalists and take the responsibilities of your craft on your shoulders, use it, not as a way to play gotcha, but in the furtherance of civil societies and global understanding,” said Amanpour, current anchor of ABC’s “This Week” and former chief international correspondent for CNN. Recalling her friend, the late American diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke, Amanpour urged graduates to follow his example as a tireless public servant in pursuit of world peace. “You too will play a role in our societies and you too will play a role — like Richard Holbrooke — in an endeavor that we are all together bound.”
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