Can anyone tell me what Tim Pankhurst is doing in America?
He will say that he’s there as a recipient of a Jefferson Fellowship but to me it looks like:
- he’s on a junket
- he’s preventing a real working journalist from taking a place
To apply for this fellowship you must be a
“…working print, broadcast and on-line journalist with a minimum of five years of professional experience from the United States and the Asia Pacific region”.
I think that Tim is both over qualified (he’s an editor for gods sake – isn’t he supposed to be managing the DomPost?) and under qualified (he hasn’t done much of late for writing or journalism in general).
In accepting this Fellowship he’ll be out of the country for our own election – what sort of committment does that demonstrate to probably the most important new event in the last three years? I’ll tell you – none!
Grow up Tim. Accept the fact that you’re in management – at the highest level – and that these Fellowships and opportunities are more suited to the real workers on the ground.
Oh, I forgot, they’ll be too busy covering the General Election.