A Case Study in Ethics in Journalism

Send Us Your Memos

This project was conceived as a free classroom project, which instructors would assign for grading. Thatís still true.

However, if instructors or individual students want to take it to a higher level, they may.

When Steve Smith, editor of the Spokesman-Review, heard we were asking students to write these case study memos, he wrote:

Is there any way you can send some of the results our way? Regardless of conclusions, we can learn something from student thinking. I would really appreciate alerting students to our interest. This is an important case, and I hope they know we're open to all points of view and thoughtful critiques. We will pay attention to what they have to say.
So, have you got thoughtful final drafts that we may pass on to the Spokesman-Review and which eventually may be posted publicly for anyone to use and read anywhere? If so, each student should put his or her name, age, school, and email address on each document with the phrase "This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License."

Email it to us at rtt_casestudy@pjnet.org.

© 2006 Leonard Witt