Journalism’s Prof. Harper analyzes media accuracy in Washington Times piece

In the days since it was revealed that Notre Dame football player Manti T’eo’s girlfriend never actually existed, along with a few other factual speed bumps in other news items, journalists have had time to reflect on the importance in accuracy in reporting.

“Each example here undermines the credibility of all journalists. That’s about the only significant aspect for a journalist’s reputation. And the public ranks journalists as among the least credible people in the U.S.,” Harper says.

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