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Posts by Al Tompkins and Kelly McBride

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How journalists should handle racist words, images and violence in Charlottesville

Journalists covering the racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia face challenges as they choose words, images and sounds. This is not a time to sanitize the cost of hate, and it is not a time to glorify hate groups by giving them the notoriety they seek. We have both covered hate groups including the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations. Read More
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Weighing the decision to publish new allegations against Trump

The last 15 hours have provided a real-time lesson on the ethics of publishing serious accusations with an election looming. Wednesday night, The New York Times quoted one woman who said Donald Trump groped her on an airplane in the early 1980s. Another woman told the Times Trump kissed her on the mouth without consent in 2005 at Trump … Read More
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