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Enthusiasm vs. Ethics
A reporter is the proverbial “elephant” in the room: everyone knows he’s there but they do their best to overlook him. By definition, his job is to report his findings without bias. By tradition he is to remain silent during a meeting, even in settings where public comment is encouraged, because he is there to report the news, not to participate or make the headlines himself. Should a reporter speak out, he could easily influence the course of an important discussion, thus slanting his own story. Instead, he must bite his tongue and hold himself to a higher standard of ethics, saving his questions for a better time and place. (Continued)