Public Editor

January 19, 2014 5:00 PM

Even in ‘news features,’ journalists should take a deep look at their subjects

It’s clear and obvious that reporters working on features should check out their subject’s pasts for any evidence of criminal or other questionable activity. A recent feature about McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston omitted one key detail to my emailer’s mind: a smuggling scandal from over a decade ago.

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