Big Mouth Journalism: A Grad Student's Thoughts on Report Now, Apologize Later

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Mistakes and errors in journalism have occurred for decades. Some become jokes, others have more serious consequences, but whatever the outcome, the mistakes themselves are not surprising. After all, to err is human, and so are news producers. A journalistic mistake here and there is bound to happen. On the other hand, are journalists perhaps becoming a little too human and error-prone for ethical journalism to prevail?