A major resort in Key West has just offered our Newspaper’s travel editor a free trip down to write a review about them. She’s a great writer who’s been with us for a long time. She won’t quit if we don’t let her go, but she’s definitely earned it. Should we let her go? How would our readers react if they knew the trip was paid for by the resort? How might this affect office morale? Will the other reporters be jealous? Pick a side and argue your point. Respond to the discussion post in the conference room.
I think that it seems a bit fishy, kind of like the resort is paying her to write a good review. But as a journalist, I believe they are held up to standards to tell the truth. I think that this trip could be beneficial to her company and I am not completely sure how people will react and I don’t think that it really matters as long as rules are not being broken, with office morale it can either go one way or the other but I think it is a way to get other reporters more influence to try to do some better reporting.