6 months ago
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Can You Handle Being a Journalist?
A JOURNALIST WORKS IN the public eye, and we often catch people at sensitive moments - after losses, crimes and failures of various sorts. On occasion, people yell at us in response. Can you handle it?
The video above shows the University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer snapping at a reporter from the Orlando Sentinel. The reporter had published a story including a quote that one Florida player made about a former player. The quoted player sounds critical of the former player.
Does the coach have the right to be upset? Did the reporter do his job poorly, and thus deserve the tongue-lashing?
How would you have handled the situation?