But his emails.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned in the wake of a staggering 650,000 emails generated by an investigation into the Washington Football Team that included racist, homophobic and sexist comments.
MORE: Jon Gruden’s Email Situation, Explained
However, the emails wouldn’t end with Gruden’s controversial words: Tuesday it was revealed that ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has been in the spotlight of controversy for the last time as he reportedly sent an unpublished story to a former executive of the Washington Football Team, which is a very great and serious violation of journalistic ethics.
This is what happened:
What did Adam Schefter do?
According to the LA Times, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reportedly sent an unpublished story about the 2011 NFL lockout to Bruce Allen, former president of the Washington Football Team. The emails were discovered as part of an ongoing defamation lawsuit between Allen and Washington owner Dan Snyder, and led to Jon Gruden’s reappointment as head coach of the Raiders.
Schefter reportedly emailed an unpublished story to Allen asking if there was anything in his unpublished story that needed to be changed. Schefter also referred to Allen as “Mr. Editor’.
“Let me know if you see anything that needs to be added, changed or edited,” Schefter reportedly wrote. “Thanks, Mr. Editor, for that and the trust. Plan to submit this to espn about 6am”
ESPN brass responded to the story with a statement:
Without sharing all the details of the reporting process for a story from 10 years ago during the NFL lockout, we believe that nothing is more important to Adam and ESPN than providing fans with the most accurate, honest and complete story.”
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talkadds that the emails became relevant because Allen said he had “a low profile with regard to the media” and that he “never served as an anonymous source for news or media reports.”
I’ve long learned in this business not to discuss sources, or the process, or how stories are created. But I would just like to say that it is a common practice to get information from sources. And in this particular case, during a labor-intensive lockout, that was a complicated topic that was new to understand. I took the extra rare step of running information past one of the people I spoke to. You know, it was an important story for fans; a lot of others, and that’s the situation.
Having information checked for veracity by a source is in fact common (more on that later), but sending an entire story, unpublished and raw, to a source is not.
Why Adam Schefter’s emails are actually important
To the untrained eye, Schefter’s trial may seem like a non-issue. In reality, however, it is a major breach of journalistic processes and independent reporting.
Journalism, contrary to popular belief, is in fact backed by serious ethical standards that journalism students spend tens of thousands of dollars (or more) on learning. Professors spend hoursad nauseatedexplain the The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics for students who want to break into the world of journalism, while most journalists, insiders and reporters strictly follow these rules.
In common sense, in layman’s terms: sending an unpublished story to a source is a big, big no-no in journalism. This allows the source or sources to shift the narrative, possibly add bias, and most importantly, take the “independent” out of “independent reporting.”
There is also the added problem of Schefter asking executives and management for feedback, which in a labor dispute story against players is not fair, balanced or unbiased.
While Schefter is inherently not required to accept Allen’s “edits” (or any source for that matter), asking the source for “tweaks” is already a violation of the journalistic process. There is nothing wrong with going back with a source for confirmation of a quote or the correctness of a passage in fact, that is encouraged. Trust but verify, and stuff.
Asking a source to edit or approve a story goes against the idea of ”special interests” and acting independently and without favor as a journalist. This causes problems when it comes to the credibility of a journalist or writer, and raises questions about the agenda, when in reality journalists (the key word here is “should”) play stories down the middle.
To make matters worse, the story reportedly surrounds the 2011 NFL lockout, which is a bit bigger than trying to get the scoop on a player’s injured hamstring entering a benign week 7 game.
Full Disclosure (as is one of the guidelines of the SPJCode of Ethics): As a graduate of Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Information and a separate teacher at the school, this is something that is explicitly taught to students on their way to graduating of degrees, and something journalists follow throughout their careers.
The first lesson is free, folks.
The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]