Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Jayson Blair, Redux
It's not the high-profile NYT, nor high-profile stories, such as Jessica Lynch, but the problem appears to be the same: a longtime reporter for the leading Cape Cod daily newspapers has been charged, by her editor and publisher, with making up dozens of sources in dozens of local stories. See their letter to readers. Most of the stories were merely human interest stories--but such stories do rely on real...humans.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch