Journalistic Ethics at Internet Speed

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By: Anthony Zurcher | BBC

Several weeks ago, I read a New York magazine report that Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government would soon require incoming students to attend a class on “checking their privilege”.

Having just covered the controversy over Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang’s essay on why he refused to apologise for his privilege, it seemed like the perfect topic for a follow-up blog post – and I was not alone. Dozens of media outlets – in print, online and on television – jumped on the story.

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