The heartwrenching images of Annette Funicello’s illness: How CTV’s W5 covered the story
How much information should journalists tell the public about the gritty existence of once-public people who now face a long disability or death? How carefully do you examine the motivations of a family member who gives you access to their disabled loved one to promote a cause? How closely should the journalist examine where any contributions might go if the public decides to help?
By Al Tompkins, for Ponyter