Thursday, October 22, 2015

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES OF FREELANCE JOURNALISTS DOING INVESTIGATIVE WORK - PART I

The September-October issue of Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, is out. For this installment of the Freelance Toolbox column, I wrote about ethical and legal fuzzy areas freelancers face when doing a dig. Short version: learn from my costly mistakes and do not submit a single word, or even discuss stories at length, without a cast-iron contract.