journalistic ethics http://www.kplu.org en Fake bylines reveal hidden costs of local news http://www.kplu.org/post/fake-bylines-reveal-hidden-costs-local-news Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those this week that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines.<p>As was first disclosed by the public radio program <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/468/switcheroo?act=2%20">This American Life</a>, the items in question were not written by reporters on the staffs of the papers at all but by employees of what is effectively a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.<p>The episode is at once a professional embarrassment for the papers and a re Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:14:27 +0000 David Folkenflik 5521 at http://www.kplu.org Fake bylines reveal hidden costs of local news Mental health advocates criticize reporting on funding cuts http://www.kplu.org/post/mental-health-advocates-criticize-reporting-funding-cuts <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-SIZE: 16pt">Mental health advocates say news stories of social service budge cuts are unfairly stereotyping people who suffer from mental illness.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-SIZE: 16pt"><A href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-943167.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-943167.mp3</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt"><SPAN>They say a case in point is a recent </SPAN>cover of <A href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/CoverArt?oid=5856894&amp;year Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:24:32 +0000 Paula Wissel 455 at http://www.kplu.org Mental health advocates criticize reporting on funding cuts