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Monday, August 01, 2005

Four years of journalism school down the drain...

Over at Chad's Running Commentary there's some wry discussion about what happened at my old hometown newspaper this past week that got national attention. Seems that two cub reporters there were caught making up people and quotations for the paper's daily "man on the street" feature. In this case they were found taking mugshots from TheFaceBook.com website and attributing fake quotes to them. The two reporters should have been fired immediately. Instead they and their managing editor were given a choice: quit now or get fired. They resigned and ended up not only giving a bad rep to a 117-year old newspaper, they totally thrashed the formal journalism education they got at UNC-Chapel Hill. Anyway, on his blog Chad offers up some choice advice to whoever it is that works next at the review.