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LA Times investigative reporter fired for hooking up with a source

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. No pics of the female.

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Some good stuff here, per usual.

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Seems like an odd ethical line to draw:

  4. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    This isn't quite adding up. Three stories came out with the information in question. Evidently no one at the paper felt it was wrong. Officials at the school waited until three months after the first story came out to show contrary evidence. Did Felch get a chance to explain his evidence supporting his story? And by firing Felch for the inappropriate relationship, seems like editors placed themselves on a pretty high horse. So if an advertiser demands a story be killed (of course this NEVER happens in the newspaper industry) and the story is indeed killed, will someone be fired?
  5. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I agree, unless the reference below was for assaults that occurred in other years. If that's the case, it's not clear.

    "The college had previously acknowledged failing to disclose two dozen other sexual assaults, in violation of federal law."

    So, the school reneged on its previous acknowledgment that it failed to disclose two dozen other sexual assaults?

    If so, how did it do that? On what basis? And was the person who made that apparent mistake fired by the school?

    I guess my thought is that Occidental now also could have been called on a conflict of interest, if Frammolino, a former Times reporter and co-author with Felch, both on newspaper stories as well as a book, was the one who handled the case for the PR firm on behalf of the school.
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