People like James O'Keefe 'think they are acting like journalists'

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"They think having a camera makes them a journalist. Instead, this is a cheap caricature of journalism," writes Columbia journalism school Dean of Student Affairs Sree Sreenivasan, who recently became one of O'Keefe's interview subjects. "He shows once again that ambush interviews and selective editing don’t make you into a citizen journalist." That's one of Sreenivasan's five lessons from the experience. Number three: "Anyone in the media can be a target these days." || Related: O'Keefe's partners on NPR sting say they wanted to target other media, but he turned it into "hit job" (The Daily Beast) || Earlier: O'Keefe calls Sreenivasan a "good man" after he ambushes him at Columbia (Poynter.org)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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