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Letter: Your Readers Deserve Better

To the Editor:

Your April 11 article titled “Colby-Sawyer To Send Letter About Scandal” by staff writer Mark Davis is an example of the victim-shaming reporting that a reputable newspaper should seek to avoid. Publicizing the personal information of a victim of alleged sexual harassment and coercion is lazy and negligent at best, and printing a victim’s photo next to an article detailing the stress she is enduring at having her identity disclosed is aggressively rude and ignorant of the common-sense rules governing journalism ethics today. Upper Valley residents deserve better, cleaner reporting.

Claudia Armstrong

Lebanon

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New London — Colby-Sawyer College are unsure whether any of other students have made complaints against former New London Police Chief David Seastrand since his resignation last week, a spokeswoman said yesterday. Meanwhile, the college yesterday was preparing to send a letter to the campus community, reiterating its support for the 18-year-old student who reported Seastrand to the state and …