Denver PR Blog


Westword Questions 9News’ Journalistic Integrity on Dyer Dog Video
February 9, 2012, 8:52 am
Filed under: KUSA, Westword

A day after 9News anchor Kyle Dyer was attacked on-camera by a dog, Michael Roberts at Westword contemplates the journalistic integrity of 9News’s decision not to allow anyone – even its own NBC Today Show – to air the clip because it “has been traumatizing for staff members.” Roberts rightly questions whether 9News applies that same standard to individuals not affiliated with the station:

“… Many items shown by TV stations on news broadcasts are traumatizing for the friends and family of the people involved. Think of the late January hit-and-run for which Taylor Jo Mathis was arrested. In that case, 9News and many other outlets in town ran surveillance footage of the car striking two people, with one sent airborne by the impact.”

About these ads

1 Comment so far
Leave a comment

I’ve always questioned their integrity. Especially the story about a little boy that was killed by his grandmother (link below)…no one wants to hear this story! Even in their story they showed the families crying and trying to blame the social worker but had not conclusion to the story. It just ended with a crying family member and they (9news) went straight into another story. This story did not affect anyone. There was not benefit to reporting this story.

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/250334/222/Family-Police-didnt-do-enough-to-save-grandson

Maybe they will think again when it comes to showing people other than their own staff in traumatic situations.

There is no need for it at any time.

Comment by just sayin




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,361 other followers

%d bloggers like this: