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Coronavirus is a huge story, so journalists must apply the highest ethical standards in how they tell it

From an ethical perspective, covering the coronavirus story is really hard to do well.

The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety.

  • Denis Muller
  • The Conversation

From the earliest days, when the virus spread rapidly in China and began to cause deaths, a degree of…

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