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Journalism’s Jonathan Kaufman weighs in on decisions to publish profanity in news stories.

Should “obscenity-lased” quotes be used in news stories?  Jonathan Kaufman, director, School of Journalism was interviewed by Northeastern News about news venues using former White Houses communications director, Anthony Scaramucci’s comments in The New Yorker.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
To censor or not to censor? That was the big question facing newsrooms late last week, after Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s short-lived communications director, who was ousted after fewer than two weeks on the job, used obscenity-laced language to describe his then White House colleagues in an interview with The New Yorker.
Read the rest of the story, “Pulitzer Prize-Wining Journalist: You “Can’t Protect Readers” from the Truth.”