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When getting involved beats getting the story

Journalism ethicists praised two Florida reporters who tried to help put out a house fire. 

Updated: September 15, 2023
Issue overview Industry tradition dictates that journalists exist to cover stories, not become involved in them. Yet two journalists recently made headlines after their efforts to stop a house fire in the wake of Hurricane Idalia. Kelly McBride, Poynter senior vice president and chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, said, “There’s […]
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