The tip could come anytime: Casey Anthony has been spotted in the neighborhood.
Once confirmed, do you tweet or post a bulletin on your website? Hold for the evening news or morning edition? Include her address or withhold some details? In light of death threats against Anthony, do you just sit on the information? How will you decide?
My questions were prompted by a Sunday night email from Kurt Luedtke, screenwriter of that classic of journalism ethics, “Absence of Malice,” and former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press (where he was my boss in the ’70s).
“If your newspaper learns that Casey Anthony is living in your area… what of that information, if any, do you print?” Luedtke asked, “Why? Why not?”Read more