An epic movie of mine is “The Pelican Brief” which starred Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts…A lot of focus was on journalism and if anyone within the Journalism Fraternity chooses not to make it a must to look at, you are seriously missing out a great lot. There was a particular scene almost to the end where the editor of the newspaper, Denzel and Julia and a couple of others were in an office and Denzel made a call to someone (I think it was a lawyer) informing him that he was about to carry a report in the newsprint on a particular subject and if he chooses to make a comment…….That particular scene was very informative for me about the journalistic field.
That been said, I just read a KN captioned article dated January 13, 2012 “Benjamin is ill informed,” and the author is Mr. Edison Jefford, Co-Founder-President’s/Jefford Classic.
I say publicly for the record that I have no aspiration or ambition to form any group, neither am I an athlete or coach. I speak independently as a sports enthusiast who has garnered a wealth of knowledge on many sports disciplines and of which I am extremely proud of.
I fully understand and respect the angle Mr. E. Jefford has taken after spending quality time and energies within the Track Fraternity and I believe that there was a breakdown in communication.
I also hope that the author fully understands that I am not taking sides, but merely pointing out a few loop holes.
You fail to make mention of the reporter of KN who carried that report and that individual should have also come in for some tongue lashing. After that interview was conducted with Mr. Akeem Benjamin and knowing that your name was mentioned and highlighted, it was the duty of your fellow reporter/journalist from the same office to inform you and ask whether you care to comment on any inaccuracies before that article hit the newsprint.
You mentioned that DVD copies could have been made available and the coordinators invests an enormous sums of money to have the meet in Linden properly recorded and packaged for the sponsors.
I would now like to believe that the PR person of the Linden meet may have forgotten to have additional DVDs recorded and have circulated to club officials/coaches who would have had their club athletes competing at those meet……I am sure they would have been willing to pay for a copy if a price was attached to the DVD.
Can you say publicly if the AAG and the GOA’s respective offices have in possession a copy each?
Honestly speaking Mr. E. Jefford, I only knew of the dailies report on the Linden Meet and never knew they were recorded…I am now willing to pay to have a copy to fully understand and witness what the meet in Linden is all about. I have never attended a meet there and don’t have the slightest clue what the atmosphere of the ground is about….Please don’t attack me and say that if I need to know, I should go to Linden.
If this is the approach the Track and Field Fraternity is now embarking on, the reality is that it will harm all within the fraternity when we are talking about sponsorship from the business community in the very near future.
I say to both/all parties involved, don’t allow this issue to escalate, but rather, make an effort to grow healthier for the benefit of the Track and Field Fraternity of Guyana…..A start could be a roti and curried chicken summit between the parties.
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