Serial Offenders at the Washington Post: It’s a Matter of Ethics

The Washington Post, which has consistently disserved its readers on biomass issues, is out with another piece today that repeats many of the same errors and distortions we’ve called out in previous coverage. So this time we thought we’d take a slightly different approach, and consider the piece from the standpoint of journalism ethics. The author, Chelsea Harvey, is a recent graduate of NYU journalism school, so let’s consider what went wrong here from the perspectives of both the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics, and the NYU Journalism Handbook for Students, both of which Ms. Harvey will no doubt have read.