CNN25: Tuesday Summary

By Brian 

My fingers are exhausted from a full day of blogging. This morning the CNN World Report Conference commenced with an address by the president of Iraq.

It was followed by a panel featuring “Arab Media Reflection.” My favorite exchange was between moderator Jim Clancy and journalist Imad Ad-din Adib. Clancy asked, “Is the Arab media trying to undermine the U.S. image?” Adib answered: “We don’t need an effort to undermine the U.S. image. Mr Rumsfeld is doing enough.” The president of Pakistan addressed the conference soon thereafter.

After lunch, a panel dissected blogging (and I explained that I was “liveblogging” the event). Many of the attendees learned about blogs for the first time. The afternoon concluded with a wide-ranging discussion about trust, moderated by the indefatigable Christiane Amanpour.

Attendees are now heading across the street to the Tabernacle for dinner and entertainment. WEDNESDAY: Reflections on tsunami coverage, a call to action, a tribute to Ted Turner, and a look at 25 years of cable news…

> CNNFan notes that CNN International simulcasted a bit of the conference. Powerline’s John Hinderaker blogged Musharraf’s Q&A before speaking about blogs on the afternoon panel. And AMERICAblog’s John Aravosis moblogged while speaking on the panel…

> Also: Readers are wondering: How did the NY Daily News screw up so badly? Their CNN25 story says CNN launched “twenty-five years ago today” (No), that Jim Walton “has been president of CNN for 24 of those 25 years” (No), and that Fox News “overtook CNN in the ratings during last year’s Republican National Convention” (definitely No).