Challenges journalists are facing whi...

Challenges journalists are facing while covering the Steubenville, Ohio, rape

There are 2 comments on the Ohio Newspaper Association story from Jan 9, 2013, titled Challenges journalists are facing while covering the Steubenville, Ohio, rape. In it, Ohio Newspaper Association reports that:

From PoynterHackers associated with the group Anonymous have been helping to spread information about the horrific alleged rape that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio, last summer.

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#1 Jan 9, 2013
well i dont think videos of them admitting it, can be disputed.what about the old addage a picture is worth a thousand words? seems to me that there are a lot of pictures out there too.

Manila, Philippines

#2 Jan 12, 2013
Whatever happened to responsible journalism? I've seen plenty of cases where news go awry and everything is thrown in a big bad soup of media frenzy for the sake of who gets to publish the breaking news first. Well, at least they've got it right, as in, it 'breaks' the morale of those who were wrongfully judged due to misinformation online. It's too late to stop the wildfire from spreading further damages in this Ohio rape case. I've just seen someone proposing on eQuibbly to have tougher laws on social media use where sensitive crimes like rape is concerned. Really? That's like chasing your own shadow.. and you can't simply stop people from posting their opinions online. I say this, stop reporting these crimes and people won't talk about it. Simple.

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