A Congressman's Past

TitleA Congressman's Past
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSociety of Professional Journalists,
PublisherSociety of Professional Journalists
AbstractThe (Portland) Oregonian learned that a Democratic member of the U.S. Congress, up for re-election to his fourth term, had been accused by an ex-girlfriend of a sexual assault some 28 years previously. But criminal charges never were filed, and neither the congressman, David Wu, nor his accuser wanted to discuss the case now, only weeks before the 2004 election. Question: Should The Oregonian publish this story?
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