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VENTANAIN THIS ISSUE
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AM I?If there is one value I could teach to a large group
of students to live by, it would be integrity. Currently we live in a society where it is not talked
much about. Companies and CEOs are sometimes a part of this dishonest society. Sales workers promise more than what is delivered and some CEOs lie about projected earnings in order to keep their jobs. This growing dishonest society can also be found in our education system.
As a journalist I am always attentive to my sur-roundings, so it usually does not long before I catch a student damaging their integrity. Unfortunately this also includes the praised students of our academic system the top 10%.
Ask yourself this was I dishonest today? If you answered yes, your integrity is not the same
as it was before. Sometimes we tend to forget what
the truth can accomplish. Regardless what the conse-quence may be, telling the truth will always feel better and in return, will not damage your integrity.
I am proud to say that I am not a part of this dis-honest society. I have managed to lock my integrity in place. As editor-in-chief of my campus yearbook it is crucial that I maintain my integrity. In addition, to be a journalist, you must always be honest. As stated in the journalist code of ethics: journalist must seek the truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable. These codes listed provide a perfect example as how journalist maintain integrity.
I will continue to carry great integrity on my journey to become a successful journalist. With out a doubt I know I can become successful while always having great integrity.
Anthony EstolanoANTHONY ESTOLANOEDITOR-IN-CHIEF
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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STEPHEN GLASS FABRICATES STORIES, DAMAGES INTEGRITY, DENIED ADMISSION TO CALIFORNIA BAR
Stephen Glass got more than being fa-mous. Within 1996 and 1998 Glass had fabricated more than 40 stories at The New Republic.
More recently Glass had his admis-sion denied to the California state bar,
after the state determined he was not morally fit.
As a reporter for The New Republic, Glass took on the role of reporting the abnormal stories, what we call a feature story. The story that sparked the controversy was titled Hack Heaven. In Hack Heaven, Glass writes about how he shadowed a 15-year-old computer hacker. At first glance the story seems to be completely true and interesting. I mean, you do not usually hear about a young boy with these special talents. In addition the magazine had great creditability and typically the editors had complete confidence staffs of profes-
sional journalist.Once other magazines helped reveal the
truth, Glass stories turned from non-fiction to completely fabricated.
The 15-year-old computer hacker who looks like an even more adolescent version of Bill Gates, was just a lie, along with the rest of his stories.
Glass continued to lack integrity once he was done with journalism. At the time Glass was also attending Georgetown University in order to get his degree in law. As the al-legations of Glasss fabrications arose, he attempted to hide all accusations from the university.
Essentially Glass has ruined his integrity with a series of mistakes he made years ago. No he is faced with the constant denial of oth-ers, simply because, you may never know if you could trust him.
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When taking journalism-1 on campus, it is crucial that students learn about ethics.
As apart of the curriculum students watch Shattered Glass a movie that
tells the story of how a magazine went out of its way to reveal the truth about Stephen Glass. The movie does a great job in telling Glass story while working at The New Republic.
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EXCERPT FROM FABRICATED STORY
Ian Restil, a 15-year-old computer hacker who looks like an even more adolescent version of Bill Gates, is throwing a tantrum. I want more money. I want a Miata. I want a trip to Disney World. I want X-Man comic [book] number one. I want a lifetime subscrip-tion to Playboy, and throw in Penthouse. Show me the money! Show me the money!
SEEK THE TRUTH AND REPORT IT
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