Cases of journalistic practices and ethics

One of the situations with which the chapter on ethics in Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How begins is that of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The newspaper developed solid evidence of NCAA violations by the hometown University of Minnesota basketball team in 1999. The newspaper had this story just before the team was set to play its first game in that year’s NCAA tournament.

An extensive description of this case — how the newspaper got the information, how it made the decision to run the story, and what the fallout was — can be found at the Journalism.org web site.

Another case that makes for good reading and good class discussion is that of Richard Jewell, the man originally accused of planting a bomb in a crowd in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic games. That case is also described in full on the Journalism.org web site.

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