SPJ’s Seaman Walks Back Sinclair Criticism

Andrew M. Seaman, chair of the Society of Professional Journalists‘ ethics committee, posted a commentary on Saturday based on a Politico story that Sinclair Broadcast Group struck a deal with Donald Trump to air interviews with the candidate without added context in exchange for access. Today Seaman blogged: “After hearing from Sinclair’s representatives and viewing emails between the company and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, I don’t believe the interview arrangements fell outside what would be considered ethical journalism.”