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'Southeast Missourian' Cites Reporter for "Lapses in Journalistic Ethics"

AUGUST 24, 2006 - Posted at 3:50 p.m. CDT

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A reporter for the Southeast Missourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau faces unspecified discipline for what editor Joe Sullivan calls a serious ethical lapse.

Sullivan detailed the incident in a front-page story today.  At issue was reporter Mark Bliss' coverage of whether a school board member actually resided in the district. 

A story in June noted the residency issue could be investigated if the county prosecutor or the Attorney General's office received a written complaint.  The newspaper learned in the past week that Bliss himself filed a complaint but didn't tell his editors, even as he continued to write about the matter.

Publisher Jon Rust calls it unacceptable for a reporter to "inject himself into a story."

Bliss says he regrets the situation.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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