Professor Rich Hanley urges media to be cautious when reporting on prostitution-related charges

hanleyRich Hanley, associate professor and director of the graduate journalism program in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, was quoted in a New Haven Register article about the need for reporters to exercise caution when covering prostitution charges and the importance of follow-up stories.

“That story of how a person got to that point is often untold and, as such, news is failing because there will be posted or broadcasted a picture of a person arrested for prostitution, but the story behind that arrest or behind the person is never fully examined when there could be a human-trafficking dimension,” Hanley said.

Please click here to read the full storywhich also appeared in the Middletown Press and Torrington Register Citizen.

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