Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trainee Journalist's integrity - Royal Marriage

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry.

The news media has gone into a tail spin. Nothing like a royal event - that\s blockbuster news -ratings.

Spare a trought however for one of our Masters joournalism students who says she knew about this news two weeks ago.

Yesterday her conscious niggled her, so she asked the question.

Should she tweet and blog, without revealing her source? But what if her source comes across the copy? What damage would it wreak on their friendship?

She saw it fitting Not to  tweet or blog the story, not wanting to ruin the relationship with her contact. Journalists integrity trumps story.

Question is what would you have done?