Quote: Journalists Must ‘Keep it Together’ Even When Reporting on Tragic Scenes

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Mike Betts tries to keep his composure as he reports live on scene in Joplin, Mo.

“It’s like when a parent cries. We expect our parents to keep it together and we expect our journalists to keep it together.”

–MITCHELL STEPHENS, NYU Professor and author of “A History of News,” referring to the viral clip of Weather Channel reporter Mike Bettes’ emotional breakdown when reporting from Joplin, Mo. after the town’s devastating tornado. (via Huffington Post)