An investigative reporter’s thoughts on journalists taking Scientologist’s money

Romenesko Letters

“When reporters accept payment from a person or institution that is or was the object of journalistic scrutiny, they may be crossing a legal line from reporter to private investigator, despite the mantra of self-assurances, and regardless of the objectivity of the conclusions produced,” writes Craig Pyes. “Furthermore, by having been employed by the Church, all three of these reporters have disqualified themselves from any future journalism about Scientology.” || Reaction from Michel Marizco.
> Scientologists hire journalists to investigate Poynter’s paper

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