Journalism, Privacy, and the Memory of Hank Jones

30 May

A journalist visits the room of recently deceased jazz legend Hank Jones.

Did he cross the line by writing about it?

What do you think?

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3 Responses to “Journalism, Privacy, and the Memory of Hank Jones”

  1. Justin June 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

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  2. Staggo Lee June 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    When this statement began the reporter’s column “[Hank Jones] led an oddly bifurcated existence toward the end of his 91 years on earth,” it obligated the author to expand upon that statement. How such a comment could so glibly be made on the basis of a first impression of a bedroom, baffles me. This is an example of a failure to fact check whether or not Jones’ life was a conundrum or whether or not Hank Jones did, indeed, actually have a bedroom. Bathroom included? Story at eleven.

  3. Robin Lloyd June 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Real jazz musicians of Hank Jones’ caliber have never qualified for the “Lives of the Rich and Famous.”
    At his age, most likely he was conserving all his energy and focus for the most important thing in his life: music.
    The “journalist” should have consulted with the Jones family before he published.

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