CJR’s Updates on Media Coverage of the War in Ukraine

From The Media Today by CJR’s Jon Allsop:

YESTERDAY, BRENT RENAUD, a veteran American conflict reporter and filmmaker, was killed while covering the war in Ukraine, reportedly after Russian forces opened fire on a car at a checkpoint in Irpin, near Kyiv. He was fifty. Renaud worked, in the past, for US media companies including HBO, NBC, and the New York Times; he had been traveling in Ukraine with an old Times press badge and early reports suggested that he was on assignment for the paper when he was killed, but he was actually working on a project, for Time magazine’s studio wing, about refugees around the world, documenting their journeys and providing them with smartphones so that they might continue recording themselves. Juan Arredondo, another American journalist who was traveling with Renaud, was shot in the same attack, but survived. Jane Ferguson, of PBS, observed Renaud’s body beneath a blanket by the side of a road. A Ukrainian police officer beseeched her to “tell America, tell the world, what they did to a journalist.”

CNN Leads Media Coverage of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

From The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

As loud explosions from Russian artillery shells and missiles rattled the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, unnerved residents of the country’s second-largest city desperately sought shelter. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, scampered and crammed into the safest place they could find: underground in a railway station.

And right there in the middle of it was CNN’s Clarissa Ward, interviewing an anxious mother with her 7-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter clinging to her sides.