The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has joined the Asian American Journalists Association in calling on WCCO to apologize for falsely reporting in October that a meat market in New York City’s Chinatown was selling dog meat.
In a statement that called WCCO “woefully unresponsive,” the SPJ blamed the Minneapolis CBS O&O for “perpetuating an unfortunate stereotype.”
“WCCO cannot undo the harm inflicted by airing the story. However, the editors and managers of the station can improve their own credibility and the esteem of all professional journalists by being upfront and transparent from here on out,” the statement reads. “…Not doing so makes it harder for all journalists working to win the respect of the public they serve.” Read more