I graduated from American University in May, but apparently am already out of the loop when it comes to school news. Thankfully, Jim Romenesko rounds up relevant links on a “story” about an anthropology professor who was breastfeeding her sick child on the first day of class this semester.
While there’s much that’s infuriating about this story, at least it resulted in such a fine piece by Adrienne Pine. I also hope the young reporter walks away having learned something, whether now or in the future. She was failed by countless media pieces that taught her to approach stories this way, and by editors who only urged caution when she was already in too deep.