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Unformatted text preview: by Adam Rhew UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2008 Journalism major (electronic comm), Carolina Week and WCHL reporter You're correct that the dual roles -- friend and journalist -- created a few dilemmas that other reporters didn't have to deal with. I had to balance the emotions of losing a friend with the desire to remain objective. I wanted to call the guy a "sonofabitch" on the air, but I had to settle for "person of interest." My first decision (made very quickly) was whether I should cover the story despite the fact that I knew Eve. I thought I brought interesting context to the story, despite the possibility that a conflict of interest could arise. So I decided to cover the story. I still think it was the right decision. I think my one regret about the whole situation was that I decided to do interviews with the national media as a friend of Eve's. My rationale was that interviewing me meant they'd leave some of her closer friends alone. It wasn't a huge issue, Eve's....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course JOMC 141 taught by Professor Loisboynton during the Spring '11 term at UNC.
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