A Distinction Journalists Like to Ignore

Leff, Laurel
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p86
The article reveals that journalists in the U.S. did not help their Jewish colleagues when they were being persecuted by the Nazis in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It offers some possible explanations why journalists in the U.S. refused to help their persecuted colleagues while other professions made efforts to help their contemporaries. It discusses how public opinion influences the actions of journalists. It concludes that the reluctance of some journalists to help Jewish refugees stems from their own prejudices.


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