True crime is popular. But is it ethical?

An article from Jana G Pruden’s speech at the Lougheed College Lecture Series. Pruden is one of my favourite journalists writing about crime – you can also follow her on Twitter.

True crime is popular. But is it ethical?

Lots to chew on in this article (plus some good gags), but I particularly like this:

Done properly, crime reporting can be profound and powerful. It can be a way to give a voice to the voiceless, or to help someone find their voice. It can do what all good journalism should: Tell interesting, important stories that matter. What many have actually said is journalism’s duty, “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”