Should journalists sign petitions?by Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Wisconsin's recall election story has taken an unusual turn in recent days. Several local news outlets in the state have issued statements about employees who signed the petition to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker.
The petition drive got about one million signatures, more than enough for election officials to schedule a recall election for June 5th.
Among those who signed the petition were journalists at the Green Bay Press Gazette and at the four local TV stations in the Milwaukee market.
Cathy Wurzer talks about the ethics of journalists signing petitions with professor Jane Kirtley. She's the Silha Professor of media, ethics and law at the University of Minnesota.
- Morning Edition, 04/09/2012, 8:45 a.m.