Media Erupts at Northwestern Student Paper Apologizing for Doing Journalism: ‘Appalling Ignorance of the Basics of News-Gathering’

Journalists from across the professional and ideological spectrum recoiled in horror and dismay at Northwestern University’s student newspaper, after it issued an apology for following basic news-gathering techniques like calling people for comment and publishing photos of a public protest.

The long apology, published on the website of the The Daily Northwestern, offered a strong self-recrimination, saying it “was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve” for its recent coverage of students protesting a campus visit by former Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“One area of our reporting that harmed many students was our photo coverage of the event. Some protesters found photos posted to reporters’ Twitter accounts retraumatizing and invasive. Those photos have since been taken down,” the editor’s
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