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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.

    An ITN production for Audible Originals.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all6 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Audible, Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Jun 15 2020

    When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Jon was sent out to report from the scene. He looks back to how he got his start in journalism, and visits the ITN archive to reflect on how his commitment to good journalism impacted his reporting of the momentous event.

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    26 mins
  • Ep. 2: 9/11

    Jun 15 2020

    On the 11th September 2001, Jon was at lunch when a phone call summoned him back to the studio. He thinks back to that day of live reporting, and his subsequent visit to Ground Zero, and analyses how emotional honesty made his reporting more impactful.

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    25 mins
  • Ep. 3: Haiti Earthquake

    Jun 15 2020

    The Haiti earthquake of 2010 was one of the most devastating events in the country’s history, causing over 100,000 deaths and immense destruction. Jon reflects on how empathy played a part in his reporting of the earthquake, and how he and his team reported from such a catastrophic scene.

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    26 mins

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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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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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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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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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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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A truly consummate professional.

well chosen reports delivered in a pleasing and professional manner, brilliant presentation very well done indeed.

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brilliant

Jon snow is a great journalist and it's a wonderful insight to some of the biggest stories

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Top class & insightful

These six episodes on what guiding principles should be in practice to be a TV journalist and report are top class, insightful, honest, human and invaluable to anyone with an interest in reporting.

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Should be better

Some fascinating topics that I was excited to learn more about but not enough details in most of them