Friday, April 07, 2006

Breaking news: How to bury a publisher's DUI

TL editor Matt Golas piles on in his morning note, going after the Hazleton paper for burying the story of their publisher's DUI arrest. "Breaking news: How to bury a publisher's DUI" is just the headline. Then it gets mean. It's too bad all the area papers don't have a daily editor's note; it would make things a lot more interesting.


Anonymous said...

From the Society for Professional Journalist's Code of Ethics:

"Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect."


"Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance."

Golas should know these things. If not, maybe he should tape a copy of the code of ethics to to his computer. (There is a copy of it in the most recent issue of Quill.)

Anonymous said...

You assume that Quill circulates in the TL newsroom.

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