Journalism Ethics: The Fall of Journalist Jack Kelley and “The Hitler Diaries” Hoax

Title

Journalism Ethics: The Fall of Journalist Jack Kelley and “The Hitler Diaries” Hoax

Authors

Presenter(s)

Emily P Biery, Annette M Taylor, Elizabeth C Torrance

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Description

The career of Jack Kelley, a longtime USA Today reporter, came to an abrupt end in 2004 when it was discovered that he had fabricated many of his stories. Lizzie Torrance explores the ethical issues involved in the fall of this Pulitzer Prize finalist who once reported on important international events but became better known for violating journalism’s core principles of truthfulness and accuracy. Emily Biery analyzes the systematic failures of verification by German magazine, Der Stern, and several British magazines in the 1983 publication of "The Hitler Diaries," a series of journals allegedly written by Adolf Hitler that were later concluded to be fabricated by German swindler, Konrad Kujau.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Course Project - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Annette M Taylor

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Journalism Ethics: The Fall of Journalist Jack Kelley and “The Hitler Diaries” Hoax

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