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Media walk a fine line when reporting on corporations




at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on July 24, 2017.
at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on July 24, 2017.
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Disney banned all LA Times journalists from advance film screenings, last week, in response to the newspaper's investigation into Disneyland's business relationship with Anaheim.

That prompted several critics' associations to announce that they wouldn't give any of those movies awards, and Disney backed down.

The scenario pointed out the tightrope news organizations sometimes walk when they report on entities they also rely on for access to other stories.

Take Two explains that process with Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for the media training organization the Poynter Institute.

Listen to the full chat by clicking the audio player above.