Journalists have the right to resist compulsion to intrude

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Do no more damage.  Respect privacy.  Never exploit a person’s vulnerability.  This is what I was taught at university while studying journalism.  It’s called ethics.  There are 12 ethical points journalists must uphold if they are to maintain credibility and keep their jobs.  Twelve simple rules about facts, honesty, fairness, commercialism, conflict, racism and plagiarism.

There are stories journalists don't have to write

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Darryl Sutton – poise and consistency

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There is a photo of Darryl Sutton taken after the 1977 semi-final.  Sutton is slumped on a bench, his back against the wall, eyes closed and legs stretched out.  Lathered in sweat, Sutton is completely exhausted.  A lit cigarette sits idle in his hand.  He is too tired to smoke.

North Melbourne's premiership hero Darryl Sutton

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  • Matthew Watson

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    In front of the player’s race at Arden Street.

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    Welcome to the Ramble,

    My name is Matt Watson, avid AFL, cricket and boxing fan. Since 2005 I’ve been employed as a journalist, but I’ve been writing about sport for more than a decade. In that time I’ve interviewed legends of sport and the unsung heroes who so often don’t command the headlines.

    The Ramble, as you will find among the pages of this website, is an exhaustive, unbiased, non-commercial analysis of sport and life. I believe there is always more to the story. If you love sport like I do, you will love the Ramble…
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