Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-Town Newspaper

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Marion Street Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
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Helps editors of small-town newspapers decide how to report on sensitive issues such as suicides, sexual abuse, and accidents.
 

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Contents

Connecting with readers
8
Foundation of the community press
10
Developing a policy and making it known
17
Reporting suicides
22
Covering sexual abuse cases
31
Reporting suspensions of high school athletes
40
Publishing photos of fatal accident scenes
47
Covering business
55
Gathering the tough news
69
Rights and responsibilities
76
Explaining newsroom decisions
83
Sample policies
101
Index
117
Other journalism titles from Marion Street Press Inc
120
Back Cover
121
Copyright

Everyday decisions
61

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About the author (2005)

Jim Pumarlo was the editor of Red Wing Republican Eagle for 20 years, and is the author of Bad News and Good Judgment. He frequently speaks to journalism groups about election coverage and ethical issues for small-town newspapers. He lives in Red Wing, Minnesota.

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