To Be or Not to Be (a Part of the Story)

I read on Twitter tonight about a press release from the Society of Professional Journalists cautioning those reporting on Haiti from putting themselves directly into the story. While I can understand the desire to add oneself to the story–especially since, given the recent powerful aftershock, these reporters are almost earthquake “survivors” themselves, and because first-person accounts make more vivid the situation–it’s still risky, as SPJ points out.

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About Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

I am the journalism program coordinator at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA, as well as the adviser to The Skyline View.

One thought on “To Be or Not to Be (a Part of the Story)

  1. I can understand that… Although it is kind of a unique situation; this time the journalists are actually part of the news instead of just reporting on it.

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