CQ Correction: Jordan Not WEF Board MemberThe Monk regrets if anyone feels misled by my previous error.
I received two e-mails this morning in response to my characterization of Eason Jordan as a board member of the World Economic Forum, from CQ readers Alan Speakman and Gerry Ashley. Both questioned the post after double-checking my sources and expressing support for my work, so I took that quite seriously -- and found out that I had indeed mixed up the bio provided by the World Economic Forum for Eason Jordan.
Here's what the bio reads:
Studies in Journalism, Georgia State Univ. Formerly, Assignment Editor, WXIA-TV, Atlanta; Radio News Correspondent, WGIG and WSBI, Brunswick. 1982, joined CNN: Asst Assignment Editor, national desk and later international assignment desk helping oversee CNN's coverage of the Falklands War and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon; 1989, appointed to direct CNN's international news coverage; 1995 took on the added responsibility of overseeing the CNNI television network; 1995-1997, Exec. VP, Newsgathering and International Networks; 1997-2000, President, Newsgathering and International Networks; currently, Chief News Executive. Member: Council on Foreign Relations; Emory Univ. Journalism Program Advisory Board; World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow Programme. Recipient of numerous honours, including Emmy, Peabody and CableACE awards.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
I mentioned this fact too, and got my info from the Captain's Quarters blog. Here is a correction from the Captain regarding Eason Jordan's connection to the Davos Forum: