Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Because of the common perception, at least in some circles, that journalists have political opinions that make their way into their reporting, newspapers and other media often set ethical guidelines to make sure that doesn't happen. Many of these organizations make their guidelines public, like these, listed on the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Website.
Some papers have gone even further, instructing their reporters not to attend a series of "Vote for Change" concerts featuring Bruce Springsteen and others, which was held to gather funds for an affiliate of MoveOn.org. The Miami Herald was one of these newspapers. This week The St. Paul Pioneer Press, a Knight-Ridder newspaper, suspended two investigative reporters who attended the concert there. A tough call. posted by liz at 11:54 AM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to