News organizations have the right - the responsibility even - to discipline or fire reporters who violate professional ethical standards. But NPR reacted too hastily and too drastically when it fired news analyst Juan Williams for comments he made about Muslims. There is no easy yardstick for determining when reporters deserve to be fired for comments. News organizations … [Read more...] about NPR fired Williams too quickly
To fire or not to fire, that is the question. And recently it seems as if an increasing number of news organizations are deciding to pull the plug on journalists who have voiced their own opinions outside the walls of their employers’ corporations. White House correspondent Helen Thomas said Israel should “get the hell out of Palestine,” CNN host Rick Sanchez called Jon … [Read more...] about Does the media landscape create Williams-like controversies?