Arthur Brisbane, the public editor (ombudsman) of the , writes regularly about issues of journalistic ethics and accountability. He asked the provocative question: “Should the Times be a ‘truth vigilante’?” in his blog last week, provoking some interesting responses and this follow-up: http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/update-to-my-previous-post-on-truth-vigilantes/
What is the obligation of journalists to point out inaccuracies or misstatements by candidates and public officials? We’ll talk about this in class soon.

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