Journalists Ask Questions, Then Refuse to Answer Them

Folkenflik, David
September 2001
Nieman Reports;Fall2001, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p95
Analyzes the reason for the refusal of television (TV) journalists to comment on issues during interviews. Insights into the thinking of many people in charge at news outlets; Details of a do not comment policy at two local TV stations in Baltimore, Maryland; Need for journalists to speak to restore trust with the public.


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