In a piece about blurring lines, Poynter writes about a television reporter in Fresno who has to decide between her compassion for others and the strict ethical guidlines of her profession. She chooses compassion - and then writes a book about it.
Except the reporter's story isn't one of balancing compassion and ethics.
As described by Poynter, the television reporter, Alysia Sofios, covered a mass murder for her station and then later invited some of the surviving family members to live in her house. Whether that decision breaches ethical guidelines, if Sofios refrained from there on out from covering the story, is up for debate. But Sofios decided to help cover the trial of the man charged with the murders - a man Sofios' new roommates likely hated - and kept her compassionate act a secret from her colleagues and the television viewers.
To me, that's just bad judgment.