Tribalism in the newsroom?

Leo, John
December 1993
U.S. News & World Report;12/6/93, Vol. 115 Issue 22, p18
Opinion. Focuses on the late Jeffrey Schmalz of the `New York Times,' a reporter who turned out highly emotional coverage of his battle with AIDS and the movement he fully identified with--gay rights. Belief that what Schmalz was allowed to do at the `Times' was a huge departure from the norms of journalism; Argument that reporters should not be affirming beacons for any ailment or cause, but should just report the news as objectively as possible.


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