Freedom of political expression: Do journalists forfeit their right?

TitleFreedom of political expression: Do journalists forfeit their right?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsElliott, D
PublisherIndiana University School of Journalism
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA reporter loses her job when she writes a series of letters to 160 Florida legislators protesting the ruling of Webster V. Reproductive Health Services. In the letter, she did not mention she was a journalist. When news reporters began asking her for an interview, her editor fires her stating that she had a conflict of interest when she herself became a news source, and her political activity called the newspaper's objectivity into question.
NotesSource: FineLine: The Newsletter On Journalism Ethics, vol. 1, no. 6 (September 1989), pp. 1,8.
URLhttp://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/covering-politics/freedom-of-political-expression/
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