More ink on journalism and USA Today

More reaction today to USA Today’s report and editor cleaning: Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz “In and Out of the News: Vanishing Editors” includes why USA Today and N.Y. Times editors resigned, but Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post did not resign when the fabrications of Janet Cooke emerged after she had won a Pulitzer Prize.

Kurtz’ view on the current scandals: “In both cases, the deceptions of a single reporter triggered newsroom revolts in which angry staffers insisted that bad management was to blame for the climate that allowed the fraud to flourish.”

Also Leonard Pitts: “When a white person screws up, it ignites a debate on the screw-up. When a black person screws up, it ignites a debate on race.

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