Wednesday, January 11, 2006

CJR examines Miami suicide and its aftermath

The current issue of the Columbia Journalism Review revisits the story of Art Teele, the Miami City Commissioner who committed suicide last July 27th in the lobby of The Miami Herald building.

Shortly before shooting himself to death, Teele was on the phone speaking to Herald columnist Jim DeFede, who unknown to Teele, was taping the conversation. Following Teele's death, DeFede went to management to tell them he had taped the phone call. He was subsequently fired for violating the paper's ethics policy.

The fallout from that tragic day continues.

Thanks to my former co-worker Therese for her "clip service" heads-up.


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