We’re talking about a journalist with one of the most respected jobs in the country airing an incredibly dubious story about the President of the United States nearly a month before an election. Certainly this is one of the biggest journalism stories in at least a decade. How does our industry’s most-respected journal cover the scandal? With a report on how the people who exposed the story (bloggers) got some facts wrong too. Even if the latter is true (that’s questionable), seems like they missed the much larger fish.
About the Author
Dr. Matt J. Duffy serves as an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA. He enjoys teaching the art of good journalism, a noble profession and powerful tool for social change. Duffy worked as a journalist for several news outlets including the Boston Herald and the Marietta Daily Journal. He now teaches journalism and media law.
Duffy's research focuses on international approaches to media law. Wolters Kluwer will publish the second edition of his"Media Laws in the United Arab Emirates" in 2017. He has published more than a dozen academic articles and writes occasionally for niche publications. Duffy enjoyed a visit to Pakistan in May 2016 as part of the Fulbright Scholar program from the US State Department. Since 2012, Duffy has served on the board of the Arab-United States Association for Communication Educators, an organization that aims to improve journalism in the Middle East. He also owns Oxford Editing that he started in 2007.