Editor Adam Bednar firstname.lastname@example.org
3:28 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Actually I think that it is polite journalism. My assumption is that the journalist either attempted to contact family members and friends and was turned down or chose not to out of respect and instead went to a public source for quotes. Putting your name on a public forum gives anyone consent to use it. If a minor does not want his or her name showing up in various places, he or she should not be on Facebook. I don't think it's right to attack the journalist who was doing nothing wrong. Parents should get their children off Facebook if they are concerned about this.
10:23 am on Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Facebook is a public forum that anyone can read and anyone, including reporters and writers, can quote as material for stories as long as it is cited. And the quotes the writer included were neither rude nor hurtful. I think the use of Facebook added a lot to this story.
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