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Can Simply Quoting ‘Facts Given by Police’ be Called ‘Reporting’?

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If you’ve got a police report, you’ve got a story, right? Sometimes. Other times, you’ve simply got half the story.

CJR raises the question of whether it’s really “reporting” when you simply quote police, in a post about a WJBF story by reporter Deon Guillory:

“The coverage is a prime example of the kind of quick-hit TV reporting that leans heavily on one version of events—often the official version provided by authorities—but does little in the way of offering additional perspective. There’s a mug shot. There’s a police report. There are “facts given by the police.” An ominous graphic featuring the silhouette of a very young girl and the text, “Aiken County child neglected” flashes on screen as anchor Brad Means kicks the story to Guillory with “details of this investigation.”

But in this case, the story wasn’t so much the “child neglected”, but a debate over whether a mother letting her 9-year-old go the park unsupervised was perfectly acceptable, or reason to handcuff and jail the child’s mother. As Lenore Skenazy argues at Reason, the news coverage was entirely one-sided: Read more

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On the Move, 10/24/12

Deon Guillory joins WHSV in Harrisonburg as an anchor and 11 p.m. general assignment reporter. He was most recently a reporter, producer and anchor at WWBT in Richmond.

Keira Farrimond joins KPIX in San Francisco, where she will produce the noon newscast. She was previously a senior producer of the 1o p.m. newscast at KUTV in Salt Lake City.

Tim Williams joins KDKA in Pittsburgh as digital content manager. He was previously an executive producer at KPTV in Portland.

To report a new move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line “On the Move.”