(Part IV) Chicago Tribune Publishes Another Alarmist Mercury in Fish Story
Here’s the latest on our contacts with the Chicago Tribune. I wrote to the Standards Editor Margaret Holt last week to make sure she had received my pervious emails and was aware of my continued request for review of Mr. Hawthorne’s work. That was just about a full week ago. My letter to her can be found below.
Meanwhile, our review of the Chicago Tribune’s other mercury in fish stories continues. Please read those as well.
September 9, 2008
Chicago Tribune Standards Editor
Dear Ms. Holt,
On September 4th I wrote to you with respect to our continuing concerns regarding standards-related issues contained in the August 30, 2008 article by Michael Hawthorne, titled “Women Living in Mercury’s Shadow.”
Having not heard back from you, I am writing again simply to confirm receipt of my September 4th communiqu.
I am well aware of the time and energy that further review of Mr. Hawthorne’s work entails. If your delay in response is based on these efforts please do not misconstrue this letter as a sign of impatience.
Thank you for your time.
National Fisheries Institute
cc: Gerould Kern, Editor
Jane Hirt, Managing Editor
Andy Schotz, Society of Professional
Journalists Ethics Committee Chair