Unethical AP journalist respects lack of ethics in pubic school teacher

This from an AP story today concerning the two alleged terrorism suspects now before the Federal Court in Newark:

“Alessa was very violent and his family told educators that they were seeking professional help for him, said a former teacher at the school who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, citing Alessa’s privacy.”

So, a pubic school teacher violates the confidence of a student (probably enforced by statute; most certainly by District policy) and requests the reporter, Samantha Henry, to keep her name confidential.  The reporter complies and explains that it’s the violation committed by the teacher, of a policy designed to protect the student, that entitles the reporter to shield his or her name, to allow the teacher to anonymously denigrate the student.

They must have really intense discussions in ethics classes at journalism school.

Before this report, Henry was perhaps best known for covering the controversy generated when some identified the location of the 2014 Superbowl as New York, when in fact it will be played in the stadium of the New York Giants and New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is almost 6.5 miles by car away from Times Square, New York.  In that report she was able to reveal the names of the two sources she interviewed, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Carlos Echeverry, owner of the Fabulous Stylz barber shop in East Rutherford.

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