December is proving to be a real mixed bag for the field of journalism. TIME Magazine named as Persons of The Year “The Guardians” - meaning, reporters who guard the freedom of the press and fight for truth and transparency. So far, so good.
But as the month and year draw to a close comes troubling news of a reporter for the German news magazine Der Spiegel whom CNN had named “Journalist of the Year.” According to a Der Spiegel editor, the reporter apparently “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out of 60 articles appearing in print and on the website over a period of years. Courtesy Marketwatch.