Media Ethics Questioned In Column On Joyce Maynard Coverage.LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 18, 1999--
Important questions of media ethics and accountability are raised by Jules Siegel Jules Siegel (born October 21, 1935, New York City) is a writer and graphic designer whose work has appeared over the years in Playboy, Best American Short Stories, Library of America's Writing Los Angeles, and many other publications. in his essay "Why Does the American Press Hate Joyce Maynard Daphne Joyce Maynard (born November 5, 1953) is an American writer who, in addition to her own literary career, is well-known for her relationship with J. D. Salinger. ?" published June 14 in the London-based online magazine Blue Ear: Global Writing Worth Reading (http://www.BlueEar.com).
The announcement of Sotheby's forthcoming June 22 auction of 14 love letters written in 1972 by secretive middle-aged novelist J.D. Salinger to teenage prodigy writer Joyce Maynard triggered a media explosion.
Siegel fiercely reprimands leading U.S. journalists, including Maureen Dowd Maureen Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is a Washington D.C.-based columnist for The New York Times. She has worked for the Times since 1983, when she joined as a metropolitan reporter. of the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times and Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post, for what he calls cruel, unfair and often factually incorrect attacks on Joyce Maynard portraying her as "predatory."
He claims that Maureen Dowd's column was so inaccurate and unfair that it could lend support to those calling for truth-in-journalism laws.
Siegel's work has appeared in Playboy, Esquire, Best American Short Stories The Best American Short Stories yearly anthology is a part of the Best American Series published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. Since 1915, the BASS anthology has strived to contain the best short stories by some of the best-known writers in contemporary American and many other similar publications.
The complete essay plus extracts from the heated pre-publication debate on the Society of Professional Journalists
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Full 2000-word essay, plus sidebars and online resources for journalists covering the controversy, posted June 14 on http://www.BlueEar.com.
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