Journalistic Professionalism (or lack thereof)

Recently a student reporter stopped by my office to interview me for what eventually became this article in the online newspaper Utah State Today. She seemed pretty good at the time, but in the actual article managed to (a) spell my name wrong, even though I made it a specific point that it’s Andersen and not Anderson, and (b) include lots of phrases in quotation marks that look like direct quotes from me that are really her paraphrasing (usually badly) things that I told her. Aren’t there ethics rules against the latter?

This doesn’t really give me a lot of faith in the quality and accuracy of the rest of the production…

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