Some News Organizations Decline to Publish Minors’ Names

By: Christine Haughney | New York Times

The liberal public records laws that have made Florida a helpful destination for media organizations divided journalists this week over the question of whether some public information is too public.

On Monday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office released the names of two girls, ages 12 and 14, charged with a felony in the online bullying related to the suicide in September of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.


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