Beanery Online Literary Magazine

August 5, 2008

SHOULD INFORMATION ON AN ALLEGED CHILD ABUSER BE PUBLICIZED?

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

SHOULD INFORMATION ON AN ALLEGED CHILD ABUSER BE PUBLICIZED?

While writing for newspapers in various communities I developed a relationship of trust with a key local officials, including law enforcement officers, emergency medical professionals and Army National Guard leaders. As a result, they often confided information to me, “off the record.”

In one case I heard about a serious threat made by a young man, who stated that he intended to visit the local diner and commit suicide, taking five others with him. Because it was told to me in confidence, I had no choice (more…)

February 15, 2008

JOURNALISM QUESTION

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While reading back newspapers on my return home from vacation I read an article about the shootings of the Amish schoolchildren in their eastern Pennsylvania schoolhouse.

The following paragraph came from the October 6 article:

As the caskets passed the church, journalists were asked to take pictures only of the sides or backs of those in the procession.

Just above this paragraph was a close-up picture of an older Amish couple in their horse-drawn buggy. The picture measured 7 7/8 by 4 1/2 inches. (more…)