Media Ethics

http://www.imediaethics.org/News/3834/Reporter_created_names__years_and_majors_for_fake_sources__univ_of_alabama_student_newspaper_unpublishes_12_stories.php

A student on her college newspaper didn’t make up a few sources but “nearly 30.” This occurrence was found out to have been a period over a few months. Her intentions weren’t malicious but her actions proved unworthy of staying on staff. It wasn’t only typos but completely making up names, even years in college and majors. This even included a fake professor. As a consequence all her work was unpublished as well. She was a freshman at the University of Alabama.

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One response to “Media Ethics”

  1. jwa8402 says :

    Wow, that is shocking! It’s like Shattered Glass. At least it seems like it made the staff more attentive.

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