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The question of whether the Journal News should have published an interactive map with addresses of gun permit owners in New York State, has sparked significant media debate. Writing in CJR, Susan McGregor tackles the issue from the data journalistic perspective, questioning the whether in the manner in which Journal News handled the data.

That collecting or publishing information is legal — or even a matter of public record — does not reduce our individual and professional responsibility as journalists to make appropriate choices about it.

Read the full article on CJR.