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For years, Talese’s subject, Gerald Foos, spied on his motel guests. 'Binoculars' via www.shutterstock.com

The murky ethics of Gay Talese’s ‘The Voyeur’s Motel’

When Gay Talese signed a confidentiality agreement with a motel-owning voyeur, he got access to the voyeur's journals and secret viewing perch. But he also allowed the spying to continue for over a decade.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fields questions from reporters in Dover, New Hampshire. Brian Snyder/Reuters

When covering elections, journalists face a debilitating dilemma

A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.
Hungry for information: the media, here covering the shooting in Oregon, falls into now-familiar patterns in covering mass shootings. Steve Dipaola/Reuters

The Umpqua, Oregon shootings: portrait of the killer as a young man

The media repeatedly creates instant profiles of public shooters as shy, troubled loners, perpetuating the sense of helplessness over mass killings.

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