Defending ABC’s help

One of the stories that sparked a discussion and led to SPJ’s statement about Haiti news coverage was this one by ABC, which helped an Iowa couple find an orphan they planned to adopt.

Here, Steve Buttry, who is related to that Iowa couple, writes that there are times when journalists’ humanity should take over, and this was one.

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