Reporting and learning, always

Posted on February 24, 2011

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Working on a controversial news piece is difficult. The one we’re currently working on for The Campus has met some pushback from the subjects of the story, and it’s made me ask myself a lot of questions about journalism that I usually don’t.

Whose feelings and interests reign supreme? What happens when reporting the news might harm some people and offer dubious advantages to others? How much can you bug a person, continue to push questions, when they’re suffering? It makes me realize how really interpersonal journalism is—it’s not all about writing down the facts. It’s about hearing the unspoken and understanding how to interact differently with different people. It’s a job from which I’ll never stop learning.

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