Concerning my friend Jack Kelley

I am still in New York City until tomorrow, without a lot of time to stop and write.

Nevertheless, I am getting tons of email seeking my comments on the USA Today package today laying out its case against reporter Jack Kelley. I really don’t want to say much, in large part because Jack Kelley is a personal friend and his family has very much been in my prayers for weeks. It is better to pray for one’s friends than to talk about them, in such trying times.

I will say this: If you want to understand some of the background of this story — a story that does not appear to be over on either side of the dispute — please see the major feature on Jack at the American Journalism Review.

And let me end with the prayer that Orthodox Christians try to keep in mind at all times: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.