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Jon Snow: Making the News

By: Jon Snow
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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Summary

Veteran journalist Jon Snow gives us unique, untold stories and fresh insight into some of the most poignant news moments in history. Using original news tapes from the ITN archive, Jon takes us behind the scenes of some of the most significant news events of his reporting career.

As well as giving a new perspective on these moments in history, Jon reflects on what he considers to be the principles of good journalism and how those principles have helped him throughout his nearly 45 years of reporting.

By the end of the series you will have insider knowledge of Jon’s reporting of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, the Gaza conflict in 2014, the Grenfell tower fire and Jon’s interviews with world leaders over the course of his career so far.

This is a masterclass in journalism like never before, told by one of the country’s most renowned and established members of the journalism industry.

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A journey through 45 years reporting the news

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Fabulous free Audible

I've heard of Jon Snow but I didn't really know much about him. This series from Audible was a real treat. He discusses 6 key events and his memories of reporting of them. Great. Thank you

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I'm really not sure what the purpose was. Very self-indulgent, little content. At least, at double speed, it rattled through quickly.

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sensitive, in-depth revisit on 6 big news reports

Brilliant look into the archives of his past work. John Snow not only looks back at the news stories themselves but recounts how he himself felt at the time, and how he coped. Narrated well with correct grammar for easy listening, with zero glamorisation of any news story.

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Love Jon Snow

Jon Snow in his best form, loved it. I could not turn this off! Great listen

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Iinformative & fascinating

Superb presentation from a professional observer. Highly recommended, an insight through time - history documented by personal account.

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The man behind the news

Thoroughly enjoyed this series, Jon came across as someone who loves what he does for a living and at the same time wants us as the viewer or reader to be informed with the subjects he’s speaking about the Grenfell tower and 9/11 parts were quite hard to listen to just because of the total tragedy that unfolded but Jon in his soft tone guides you into it nicely. Hopefully he does more of these I’m pretty certain he’s got enough for a few more if so I’m in.

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A personal perspective on news coverage - a great podcast

An excellent podcast. My brother is a TV journalist and sits next to Jon at Channel 4 News and I freely admit this podcast piqued my interest as a result, but the six half hour episodes delivered so much more than I expected. It’s a deeply personal account of what Jon feels makes a good journalist, where he reminds us of the impact of pivotal world events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11 and explores the ways news coverage can fail sectors of the population one minute and galvanise fundraising the next. It was interesting to get the inside view on TV news and the decisions a journalist must take whilst covering such pivotal stories. It asks important moral questions and reveals him to be a thoughtful and intelligent man, with real integrity. Highly recommended.

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insightful

Jon Snow must be one of the last 'old school' journalists. In his day they told it has it actually was, genuine and truthful.....not fake ! A pleasure to hear his story. He is surely a dying breed and the new journalists of today would do well to follow in his footsteps to grab the sincerity that a good report needs.

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Factual Reporting at its Best!

Jon Snow has reported on some of the most historic events of our time, and in this series he reflects on the values underpinning good reporting eg. emotional honesty, empathy, commitment etc. Snow was there as the Berlin Wall came down, had unique access to 9/11 Ground Zero during the clearing up operation, with the careful sifting through the rubble for body parts, and was among the first there in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake which killed hundreds of thousands of people. Factual reporting at its best!

After hearing these accounts, I want to get his book...