Columnists get paid to offer provocative opinions that trigger an emotional response in readers. And that’s presumably what Bill and Emma Keller were after when they each recently penned op-eds about a cancer patient. Turns out they triggered a far bigger response than they bargained for.
- Dan Kennedy is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University.
- Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University.
- Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' show "Under the Radar."
- Margery Eagan is a columnist at the Boston Herald and the co-host of WGBH News' "Boston Public Radio."