The famous TED Talks site TED.com is the holy grail of many evangelists. Aside from the extraordinary visibility it gives your message, and aside from the validation of your message (the site’s tagline is “Ideas worth spreading”), it means you’ve gotten good at it. Not every talk at every TED conference gets featured on the home page.
After five years of struggle to get the importance of this issue recognized, it’s been quite a couple of years for Pinder and CHC:
- In 2017 the prestigious NiemanLab at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation recognized CHC’s journalistic work in New Orleans (with Fox 8’s Lee Zurick and NOLA.com and the Times-Picayune paper) on the investigative series “Cracking the Code.“
- In 2018 the series won a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism
- Also in 2018 they were nominated for the Peabody Award, informally known as the “broadcast Pulitzer.”
Disclosure: in addition to knowing Jeanne through SPM, I’ve become a friend. But that ain’t enough to explain the above. Then in September she began the New York-based TED Residency, which led to this 7 minute talk.
As a professional speaker myself, I’ll close with a nod to whatever flavor of awesomeness she conveyed in that residency that made them allow her to display THIS slide in her talk. If it were me I’d like to have this slide as the “thumbnail” image at the start of the video.:-)
Congratulations to Pinder and to CHC for this recognition after years of hard journalistic work.