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From AJR,   December/January 2005

Just What I Needed   

By Unknown

I just came across your article about journalists covering and reinforcing conflict, and I had to thank you for it (First Person, August/September). I've been raising this issue with my journalism ethics students for several years now when I've talked about covering politics, but I've never before found a strong, succinct reading I could use to introduce my students to the problem and a useful proposal for solving it.

I thought I'd let you know that my journalism and media ethics students are likely to be reading your article for several years to come. Thank you for giving me one more good teaching tool.

Kim Walsh-Childers
Professor of journalism
University of Florida
College of Journalism & Communications
Gainesville, Florida