Not the straight story: Can misleading readers ever be justified?

TitleNot the straight story: Can misleading readers ever be justified?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsGross, D
PublisherIndiana University School of Journalism
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWhen an editor of a newspaper aimed at a Jewish audience finds out that a Jewish company who advertises with his paper also runs ads in the Spotlight, in an anti-Semitic paper, he calls up the owner of the business and threatens to run a story about the fact unless the owner of the business pulls his ads from the anti-Semetic paper. When this is done, the editor runs a story saying that the business owner canceled the ads after he learned about the true nature of the Spotlight, not telling his readers the true story. Did he do the right thing?
NotesFineLine: The Newsletter On Journalism Ethics, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1991), p. 5.
URLhttp://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/sensitive-news-topics/not-the-straight-story/
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