News next: a journalism teacher's diary

August 5, 2011

Leading with your best punch

Filed under: None — Bernard L. Stein @ 3:43 pm
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Daily News cop house reporter Bob Kappstatter posted this little anthology of classic tabloid leads on Facebook, saying they were “left many years ago by overnight reporter Tom Raftery, a true Daily News legend.”

Read ’em and weep. Read ’em and chuckle. Read ’em and learn. (more…)

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January 24, 2011

Lying has consequences: a cautionary tale

Robert Sgobbo will never eat lunch in this town again.

I was getting my Blackboard up to date for my j-school class and testing the links to on-line articles I thought students would find useful. When I clicked on one about the author Jonathan Kozol‘s current thoughts about the neighborhood schools he wrote about years ago in two books, this is what came up.

Article Removed

The Daily News has removed the article that was linked here because the writer, Robert Sgobbo, a former News freelancer, has admitted fabricating sources. As a result, we don’t believe our readers can rely on the accuracy of any of his work.

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