The Effects of Unpublishing on Education Reporting

The Grade’s Danielle Dreilinger asks a fundamental question:
First, do no harm—but how?

Journalists focused on education regularly engage with children and young adults—two populations considered more vulnerable in relation to unpublishing. As I discuss with Danielle Dreilinger in this article, education reporters are prime actors to consider pre-publication practices that can defend against the need to wrestle with sticky unpublishing decisions in the future. Simply considering whether a child’s name is truly critical to the narrative, the audience’s understanding, or the public’s need to know can make all the difference.

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