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Pondering the Ethics of Journalism

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It's been more than a week since NBC 5 reporter Amy Jacobson was caught on camera in a bathing suit with her kids at the Plainfield, Illinois, home of Craig Stebic.

Jacobson was off duty at the time, but she says she was there in the hopes of breaking a story.

Stebic's wife Lisa has been missing since April and last week Plainfield police named him a person of interest in the case.

Jacobson apologized for her actions, but NBC 5 fired her for violating journalistic ethics.

The scandal made news around the nation.

And even though her job has come to an end, the debate over her actions and her firing hasn't.

Eight Forty-Eight's Resident Philosopher Al Gini teaches ethics at Loyola University.

He's with us in studio.

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