WK 8 02 Mar

Ethics and sources

The Mirage Tavern

Read for next class meeting

Alert: The following items include racial epithets and descriptions of violence.

Seymour Hersh, "Looking for Calley," Harper's, 2018


Seymour Hersh, "Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians," Dispatch News Service, 1969


Lecture / Q&A

How far should you go to get your story? When should sources be kept confidential? Key laws and legal precedents. Whistleblowers.

WK 7 Detail


  • No pitches this week.


  • Workshop draft questions for our upcoming in-class interviews with Norman Robinson and with David Gelber. Use the prompts from last week's "Homework & Tools" tab.


  • Read/watch the assigned materials for our next class meeting.
  • No writing homework over Mardi Gras.
  • Extra-credit assignments (optional) will be available from now until April 21. This is a good idea if you think your grade needs a little help (or if you just love investigative work so much that you can't get enough of it!) See "Homework Tools" tab at the bottom of this page for options.