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A.J. Smith is a freelance writer, newsletter editor, and advocate for adults with autism. She is the author of "Joe Paterno The Musical: A Satire" and, under the pseudonym M.L. Bartlett, "Ask the Ethicalist."

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Lost: Media Ethics in Newtown, CT The news media made some major mistakes in their reportage of the December 2012, massacre in Newtown, CT. They not only got the killer's name and the progression of the crime wrong; they came up with their own diagnosis, without benefit of the usual round of testing and doctors' observations, of autism for Adam Lanza. In doing so, they fostered an unfair stereotype of folks with that diagnosis.