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This paper is a response opinion to Susan Paterno's article "The Intervention Dilemma." The article itself recounts the story of two journalists who failed to alert the appropriate authorities to instances of child abuse they objectively observed and filmed for their documentary "Orphans of Addiction."
From the Paper:"The documentary 'Orphans of Addiction' by journalist Sonia Nazario and photographer Clarence Williams chronicles the deplorable and despicable reality of young children living with crack addicted parents. In the film, numerous abuses of children are visible from exposure to HIV and semen to starvation and filthy living conditions. Despite a toddler clearly being the victim of child endangerment and willful cruelty, the filmmakers continued filming without alerting law enforcement or social services. Creator of the idea for the documentary, editor Joel Sappell, justified the behavior of..."
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Journalistic Ethics (2008, December 01) Retrieved May 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/journalistic-ethics-122897/
"Journalistic Ethics" 01 December 2008. Web. 26 May. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/journalistic-ethics-122897/>