The Marc Steiner Show

The Journalistic Ethics of Covering Child Sexual Assault

rarahJune 5, 2014 – Segment 3

We examine the topic of journalistic ethics when the media covers child sexual assault in light of a controversial City Paper article, with: Van Smith, senior staff writer for the Baltimore City PaperEvan Serpick, Editor of the Baltimore City PaperWendy Murphy, adjunct professor at New England Law / Boston where she has taught a seminar on sexual violence for more than ten years, and founder and Director of the Victim Advocacy and Research Group; and Adam Rosenberg, Executive Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center. We discuss this article and these responses to it.

This podcast includes some graphic descriptions of child sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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