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W&L’s Colón Talks Media Ethics with Washington Post

“The story isn’t really about Sam Nunberg; it’s about what he said and how it’s connected to an important grand jury investigation.”

Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, was recently interviewed for a Washington Post story titled, “Sam Nunberg’s live interviews were strange and uncomfortable. Should he have been on TV at all?”

Colón explained the importance of all the factors when deciding whether or not to air an interview. “Because he was an aide, there were all these factors that made him kind of important to give consideration to, but then once you’ve done that, how does he advance your story so that you understand more about what’s going on? And I’m not sure I understood that clearly,” Colόn said.

Read the full Washington Post piece online.