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Until the advent of radio and television, there was no real concept of “breaking news.” The immediacy of broadcast media allowed news providers to inform the public quickly of something they needed or wanted to know. And as broadcasting became the preferred conduit for news, a problem presented itself to journalists: How much of what they were reporting on the fly was true and relevant? This was not as much of a problem for print journalism, which by necessity required more time and deliberation, but now that reporters are practically able to report the news “as it’s happening,” to use the cliche, ethical obstacles have emerged.

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