media and the american culture
posted by crying out for help!!!! on .
You are the chief editor of a large metropolitan daily newspaper. One of your reporters is caught fabricating sources and making up facts. How do you handle the situation, from disciplining the reporter to explaining it to your readers?
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I'd fire the reporter. Then I'd be honest with the readers, explaining that you'll take some responsibility for this reporter, but vowing not to let it happen again.