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Disability Issues and Responsible Journalism

How the News Media Handicap Those with Disabilities
by Susan M. LoTempio

“It’s a good month when the usual reporting on disability is balanced by even a single good story. Those months are few and far between, but in May The New York Times gave me reason to hope that thoughtful, stereotype-free stories about people with disabilities can actually see the light of day.

But before we get to that, let’s first note a few high-profile media events that took place in May that illustrate the status quo…”

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