Same job, different uniform.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Pulitzer-nominated newspaper, ladies and gentleman

Below is a screen capture of a page on the Idaho Statesman's Web site a couple weeks back. I have blurred out the spots where they identified a young sexual abuse victim (I also blurred some of the page tabs for privacy purposes).

Later, the Statesman updated this page and removed the identification, but perhaps some damage was already done. In case you didn't know, identification of sex abuse victims -- especially young ones -- by journalists simply isn't done. This is bush-league. This is outrageous.

girlfriday adds: Adam at Adam's blog linked to this, noting that the Idaho Statesman didn't (fortunately) go to print with this story. It was still a rookie blunder and the consequences could have been devestating for the victim.

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Blogger girlfriday said...

You must kidding me! Was it her (his?) full name? It almost seems purposeful.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blogger "Molly McGee" said...

I love that the paper is receiving a Pulitzer for NOT being the ones to leak the Larry Craig debacle.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blogger JEB said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better this kind of junk is indemic (sp?) (like misspelling words) in the newspaper industry. It's not just the Idaho Statesman.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

Ya, I feel a lot better about everything now. Thanks JEB!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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