The Times should’ve printed the Charlie Hebdo cover

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Journalism criticism, Media

The job of the news should be to clarify where there is rumor, confusion, misinterpretation: printing the cartoon and helping guide readers toward a more accurate reading of its meaning seems in line with journalism’s purpose, and avoiding this gives off the impression that there is some truth to those who view the cover as incendiary.