Update On Journalistic Ethics

I’ve written before on the Washington Post‘s tremendously ill-conceived “salon” concept, where attendees would pay the Post to hobnob with D.C. movers and shakers on health care and other issues.  After the uproar about obvious conflicts of interest, the Post bagged the concept, and now the marketing executive who was supposed to run the program has resigned.  You might not expect a marketing executive to appreciate the nuances of journalistic ethics; you sure would hope that the Post‘s editorial staff and publisher would appreciate those nuances.  So far, none of them have resigned — even though the salon concept was floated before the marketing executive came on board.

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