When big is not better: Playing down a story for the community good

TitleWhen big is not better: Playing down a story for the community good
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsSchmidt, K
PublisherIndiana University School of Journalism
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWhen schools in a local community begin receiving letters threatening to shoot students, how should the local newspaper cover these letters? If this story is made front-page news, would the newspaper become an accomplice to the individual writing these letters, by giving him the news coverage he craves?
NotesFineLine: The Newsletter On Journalism Ethics, vol. 2, no. 2 (May 1990), p. 3.
URLhttp://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/sensitive-news-topics/when-big-is-not-better/
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