The Fallen Servant: When a hero is not a hero

TitleThe Fallen Servant: When a hero is not a hero
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsReed, HJ
PublisherIndiana University School of Journalism
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA firefighter is killed in the line of duty. He is given a hero’s funeral. Later an autopsy report reveals he was legally drunk. How do you handle the story?
NotesFineLine: The Newsletter On Journalism Ethics, vol. 1, no. 2 (May 1989), p. 3.
URLhttp://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/sensitive-news-topics/the-fallen-servant-when-a-hero-is-not-a-hero/
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