Was the United passenger’s ‘troubled past’ newsworthy? – Poynter

This article is an analysis of the story behind the United passenger’s background story. There were some things that the paper that broke the story could have done better. In this context, the story is not as nefarious as it appeared.

It didn’t take long for the latest incident on United Airlines to become a white-hot center of debate among journalists.

The Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday began taking flak for revealing what it called the “troubled past” of David Dao, the doctor who was dragged off a United flight Sunday after refusing to deplane to make room for company employees.

Source: Was the United passenger’s ‘troubled past’ newsworthy? – Poynter

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