I received two e-mails this morning in response to my characterization of Eason Jordan as a board member of the World Economic Forum, from CQ readers Alan Speakman and Gerry Ashley. Both questioned the post after double-checking my sources and expressing support for my work, so I took that quite seriously — and found out that I had indeed mixed up the bio provided by the World Economic Forum for Eason Jordan.
Here’s what the bio reads:
Studies in Journalism, Georgia State Univ. Formerly, Assignment Editor, WXIA-TV, Atlanta; Radio News Correspondent, WGIG and WSBI, Brunswick. 1982, joined CNN: Asst Assignment Editor, national desk and later international assignment desk helping oversee CNN’s coverage of the Falklands War and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon; 1989, appointed to direct CNN’s international news coverage; 1995 took on the added responsibility of overseeing the CNNI television network; 1995-1997, Exec. VP, Newsgathering and International Networks; 1997-2000, President, Newsgathering and International Networks; currently, Chief News Executive. Member: Council on Foreign Relations; Emory Univ. Journalism Program Advisory Board; World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow Programme. Recipient of numerous honours, including Emmy, Peabody and CableACE awards.
Jordan is a member of the WEF and its Global Leaders Of Tomorrow Program, and as such, he still represents an undisclosed conflict of interest for Bret Stephens, which is the context of my first reference to Jordan’s status with the WEF. However, at least as far as this bio goes, he doesn’t appear to be a WEF board member, which I have stated twice in this blog. I apologize for the mistake.