Here are some of the ethical problems I came up with... I'm sure they have all been mentioned!
~The dectective at the beginning left the file on the table on purpose... He wanted the story to be leaked and Megan snooped through the file.
~She printed the story on Gallagher when she wasn't sure of the truth. Which caused him to have a ruined reputation by the end of the movie.
~She ended up getting so involved with Gallagher that she couldn't keep her personal life out of her job.
~Because Megan was involved and "cared for" Gallagher, she reveals her source to him.
~The attitude/philosophy of Megan's editor that you can either print what is true or not hurt people but you can't do both.
The one I found to be most problematic was that Megan printed the story of Gallagher's alibi which in turn led to the suicide of his good friend. I did not think that the story was necessary to print. I think that this was a great example of when reporters get too involved. I think that if anything was going to be printed it should have said that he was with a friend that was having a medical procedure. I can't begin to imagine how ashamed and horrible Theresa was feeling.