Anatomy of Corruption in Journalism with Cal Coast News and Stew Jenkins

When I took journalism courses in college, I had a teacher named Mary Dodder McCorkle. A spectacular teacher and a wonderful woman. She was kind but also strict and necessarily so. She would bring out a red pen and grade students’ news articles. If someone’s name was misspelled in an article, her distinctive red pen would strike across the misspelled name. If you saw a red strikethrough on your paper, that meant you were getting a failing grade. Even if the article was well-researched and covered all the required beats, if there was…

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