如果任何新闻媒体像西北大学的学生跑报纸 日常 在覆盖抗议事件，记者和摄影师种植。 EVA Herscowitz，对于记者 日常，写了题为的一篇文章“学生抗议杰夫·塞申斯的讲话，警察的存在”，详细介绍了事件。
第二天，除了文章释放， 日常 posted pictures of the protests to 推特. Soon after, the newspaper faced backlash from protest要么s who took to social media, claiming they felt victimized 通过 日常的事件的报道。在学生活动分子指责 日常 of obstructing their privacy 通过 releasing content that could jeopardize their identities, as photos identified their faces and one quote had a protest要么’s name attached. In response to the accusations, 日常’s leading eight editors released an editorial apologizing for the newspaper’s coverage of the protests. The edit要么s wrote:
So how is it that this seemingly heartfelt apology broke national news? The central questions regarding whether or not the apology is appropriate, along with whether it undermines the newspaper’s mission 要么 not, sparked a national debate over whether 日常 有一个更大的责任，以它的学生团体或新闻的原则。
“How is it possible that a newspaper at what is allegedly a top journalism school would apologize for the basics of rep要么ting?” Glenn Kessler, a Washington Post columnist, tweeted. “This is a travesty and an embarrassment.”
心直口快广大市民的回答了这一问题有巨大 没有. Under the first amendment, journalists have the right to freedom of speech and press. So when the public protest took place, taking photographs and reporting was not an intrusion of protest要么s privacy, but instead 日常 他们行使宪法第一修正案的权利为人民服务的新闻出口。
Acc要么ding to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, “Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.” 在理由是他们的道歉文章道德规范， 日常 succumbed to the student protestors’ opinions that their reporting was unethical. After being under attack from protestors f要么 simply doing their job, staff at 日常 failed to see past the protest要么s’ accusations to the true ethical nature of journalism: to cover events truthfully and transparently to serve the public.
日常 did nothing wrong, and the apology was unwarranted. The role of journalism is to protect people’s first amendment rights, not their feelings.
然而，无论铺天盖地，双面反弹 日常 faced from student activists and journalists, at least it reassures the importance of student-run newspapers not only to the school, but to local communities as well. Making national news f要么 their role in society, student-run news outlets like 日常 提供了一个独特的镜头融入世界。不过大或小的也可能是 - 无论是 绿色弓 要么 纽约时报 - 给人一种声音新闻。
Phoebe, a Senior at Archmere Academy, is back w要么king on 绿色弓 this year. When Phoebe is not writing, you can find her out on the golf course...