Student Journalists at Northwestern Apologized for Photographing Protesters. Then, the Backlash Began.

On Sunday, Northwestern University’s student newspaper published an editorial apologizing for “mistakes” the staff said it had made while covering two protests during former attorney general Jeff Sessions’s visit to campus on Nov. 5.

Those errors?

Tweeting out photos of students protesting Sessions and later using a campus directory to call some of those demonstrators for interviews.

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One thought on “Student Journalists at Northwestern Apologized for Photographing Protesters. Then, the Backlash Began.

  • November 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    It worries me to read this, especially in that it occurred at one of the nation’s best schools for journalism. Although I did not attend Northwestern, nor even know what I would do with my life when I was in college, with more than 40 years in media I am aghast that these students were led to believe they needed to issue an apology!! What’s next? Asking a Wildcat football player if it’s OK to use his photo after he scores a touchdown?? Get some cajones, kids… you’ve got to get tougher, not softer, if you want to survive in this profession!!

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