Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-Town Newspaper [NOOK Book]

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Helps editors of small-town newspapers decide how to report on sensitive issues such as suicides, sexual abuse, and accidents.
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Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-Town Newspaper

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Overview

Helps editors of small-town newspapers decide how to report on sensitive issues such as suicides, sexual abuse, and accidents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936863037
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Pumarlo is a veteran newspaper editor in Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Connecting with readers 8
Chapter 1 Foundation of the community press 10
Chapter 2 Developing a policy and making it known 17
Chapter 3 Reporting suicides 22
Chapter 4 Covering sexual abuse cases 31
Chapter 5 Reporting suspensions of high school athletes 40
Chapter 6 Publishing photos of fatal accident scenes 47
Chapter 7 Covering business 55
Chapter 8 Everyday decisions 61
Chapter 9 Gathering the tough news 69
Chapter 10 Rights and responsibilities 76
Chapter 11 Explaining newsroom decisions 83
Chapter 12 Sample policies 101
Index 117
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