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Friday, January 23, 2004

Media ethics corner

A couple of pieces to put behind the ear [1], via Romenesko, natch.

A Salon piece on journalists protecting sources who have turned out to be liars or otherwise undesirable. And an Editor & Publisher piece on dubious practices in relation to movie reviews [2].

  1. In the days when smoking wasn't a capital offence, a lower-class Englishman, offered a cigarette, might accept one for smoking later. As, for instance, when he might have his hands free.

  2. The E&P has gone pay-only for most of its material: not sure how durable the link is likely to be.

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