Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Detroit News weighs in

The Detroit News writes about some unhappiness engendered by the treatment of the investigation into the work of Mitch Albom. In summary, there's some dissatisfaction with the fact the story deemphasized the negatives turned up, mostly involving the use of quotes without attribution and the fact that some of those quotes had been livened up by the time they made it into a column.

Monday, May 16, 2005

No 'deception' by Albom

The Free Press concludes its lengthy investigation into his columns and finds, basically, that the main problem lack of consistent attribution of quotes from other sources. I can't help wondering how many words are published every day in U.S. newspapers and on the Web that have the same issue.

After publication, though, some at the Free Press aren't sure the headline painted what was documented below as accurately as it should have, E&P reports. Publisher Carol Leigh Hutton says it's fair.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sportswriter ethics study

This story was posted on the board. It's an AP story about a Penn State University researcher who looked into sports journalists' ethics and found them lacking. Some sj-ists had a problem with drawing national conclusions based on the region surveyed. I admit to being bit dismayed that 39 percent of editors reached thought coverage should "boost the home team."

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Albom speaks

Mitch Albom writes about what the past few weeks have been like in his return column in today's Detroit Free Press.