No recent event illustrates the need for factual information more clearly than the death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. As of this writing, we still know precious little about what really happened.
Journalists’ primary objective should always be to tell the truth — obviously. What happens then when a person being interviewed is deceptive? And is it feasible or even possible for editors, photographers and reporters to detect the dishonesty before it makes its way to publication?