Sunday, April 29, 2012

Anderson Cooper at the Columbia Journalism School

Anderson Cooper spoke with the Video Storytelling class at the Columbia University Journalism School on Thursday afternoon and posed with the class for this photo.

Digging through the ATA archives, we dusted off a speech Anderson gave at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on December 5, 2008. We hope you enjoy the look back ~

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Part 4

AC360 Transcript
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Anonymous said...

The Anderson of 2008 is not the Anderson we see now.
It makes me sad that the old one was so much better than the one we have now and no, I don't care to listen to him regurgitate his past.
His own "war on women" is disgusting enough.
Who does he think watches him in the afternoon????
He was at Columbia not to promote journalism, as he did in 08, but to promote his day show in 012.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 6:43 I agree that the Anderson of 2008 is not the Anderson of today. While I understand people grow and change, I too, preferred the Anderson of 2008.

That said, I don't think it's fair to say that Anderson was at Columbia on Thursday "to promote his day show." He spoke to a journalism class (not the school in general) about video storytelling.


Anonymous said...

Jenn: Don't be naive.
Everything the Anderson of today does is to promote himself, one way or the other.
Not supporting women is like biting the hand that feeds you, and "him."
Anyone could have gone to Columbia and reported on video storytelling, any journalist at all.
I say hire the hungry. This one has been "fed" enough.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:36 You are entitled to your opinion, but if you dislike Anderson as much as you claim, why are you visiting and posting on a fan site?

I would guess that Anderson was invited/asked to speak at the class. He/AC360 and CNN have a history with interns from the Columbia Journalism School. People do that sometimes without being paid. Not everything is always about money. I'm sorry, but I disagree that his was a visit to promote his daytime show.

I'm not naive, but this post isn't about his "not supporting women" - that segment was on the Friday night AC360 post and there's a post at ATC to leave comments about it as well.


Anonymous said...

"This post is not about Anderson's not supporting women."
Oh, so that was Thursday and it's over so he really doesn't feel that way because that was last week.
I get it. So AC's not a Republican at heart who actually supports women's issues. Oh, sorry.
And everything "isn't about money."
Gee, I have to become less cynical and more realistic in the "real world."

Anonymous said...

@Jenn: The name of this site is All Things Anderson and there are disclaimers that it is in no way related to CNN.
It is not just a "fan site" where you post just positive things.
Some of the bloggers themselves have said negative things over the years about Anderson.
The comment section is for just that "all things," both positive and negative about Anderson.
If you want a "fan" site where you can praise him till "the cows come home," try the E channel but it's fair to say, there aren't many places where positive comments are said lately about Anderson or CNN.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:39 Apparently you misunderstood what I've said. I was not happy with the segment Friday night. But I don't understand why you are leaving comments about that segment on an unrelated post or are you just spreading your hate and criticism on every post possible? If you are so anti-Anderson, I guess I don't understand why you even care what he does at this point.

@Anon 10:49 Apparently you don't read here with regularity. I have left plenty of criticism over the past few months. But, I also post positive things from time to time and I'm not one to jump to conclusions and assume that Anderson has complete control over the content of AC360 these days. Have you watched any other CNN programs lately? This seems to be the company line. Does it disappoint me, yes, it does. Do I watch much CNN anymore, no I don't. I vote with my remote.

I didn't like the segment Friday night, but I don't hate Anderson, the way some people posting here seem to. If people say they are done with him, then why are they continuing to come to a site called "All Things Anderson"? I didn't say that I wanted to praise him til the cows come home - I don't. But I also don't understand why anyone who offers a non-hate opinion gets bashed. I guess haters just want to hate?

Anonymous said...

I come here regularly and people who criticize don't hate.
They are critical of content, personality, honesty, and judgement which includes career choices that are poor and disappointing.
I can't speak for everyone, but Anderson Cooper is killing his own career by doing too many risky silly, obnoxious and annoying things.
Things that no one would have ever presumed possible years ago from a well respected journalist with an exceptional future.
It is with great saddness that some comments are made here.
No one takes delight in bringing anyone down, but when the person brings himself down, and is totally dishonest and it makes everything he does questionable and suspect.
Example: gigggle fits. If it worked once to gain attention, than maybe it will work two or three times.
Very disappointing and alarming.
Perhaps if more outrage was shone about Anderson's behavior it would save his career.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:37

I appreciate constructive criticism and I agree that it has been sad to watch the decline in Anderson's career as a newsman. If you read here regularly, then you know I've expressed lots of criticism over the past year. That said, some (not all) people do come here to post hate. They post on other sites and the wording is the same, so it's not hard to figure out. Those are the people I was addressing. That and the fact that some attack other posters who don't share their opinion.

If people are that upset with Anderson and feel the need to attack someone who may not completely share their opinion, then they need to quit watching his programs and find a better outlet for their time than attaching others and spreading hate.