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Monday, April 11, 2005

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read Not Quite Everything About It!

Today's piece by Daniel Okrent, NY Times' Ombudsman, is excellent. He discusses the Columbia University scandal.

The Times, the note explained, had been given a one-day jump on other media in exchange for its agreement not to "seek reaction from other interested parties."

...a former reporter and editor with three major newspaper chains, spoke for many: "The idea that editors and reporters would even have to be told not to do such a thing in the first place, let alone that they would 'forget' the policy, defies belief."

And that Columbia University would demand that students' reactions not be sought? That they would make this part of the deal?

And don't miss Paul Mirengoff's related article: Conduct Unbecoming

Hat-tip: Michelle Malkin


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