In the wake of a media scandal, jour­nalism pro­fes­sors in Boston will finally be able to answer the age-​​old ques­tion: “When will we ever use this in real life?”

As the fall semester looms, jour­nalism fac­ulty are injecting their lesson plans with applic­able quan­daries, real-​​life exam­ples, and social media in order to edu­cate stu­dents about ethics and the art of reporting.

It’s a teaching moment,” says Walter Robinson, a pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “Things like this give us a better sense of what’s not per­mis­sible, an example of how you shouldn’t handle sources.”

Read the article at Boston Magazine →