Ethical boundaries–paying for interviews: “Reporters working with vulnerable populations, particularly in conflict situations, often face a high-stakes predicament: The job of bearing witness demands of us the highest ethical standards,” writes Annie Hylton. “At the same time, we confront extreme suffering, and even our pocket change might change someone’s circumstances, […]
Attribution and plagiarism: In the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives, Stephen Rynkiewicz compares Renaissance artists with modern journalists. “If the rules on fair play are shifting, the Renaissance atelier may be where to look for direction,” he writes. “When they knew enough to transform their material, apprentices became journeymen and […]
Revealing a religion reporter’s religion: One religion reporter had a strict policy against revealing her faith, writes Jaweed Kaleem. “Today, as reporters become more diverse — by race, religion and more — and notions of objectivity become increasingly debated, some journalists on the religion beat are choosing to be more […]
Internet reader traffic report: Promising platforms in 2019 are SmartNews and Flipboard, writes Kelsey Arendt. Twitter and Google appear to be slipping, says Arendt. Drudge Report seen the least reliable traffic source on the internet. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Fri. Jan. 4, 2019 President Alejandra Cancino called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. Also present: Ben Meyerson, Rob Elder, Greg Karp, Stan Zoller, Dawn Rhodes, Jason Martin, Tahman Bradley, Mike Ewing, Maria Zamudio, Susan S. Stevens, and by phone Flynn McRoberts, […]
A path to public trust: The Guardian’s editor-in-chief tells Julia Belluz that America needs the press. “We can’t count on the judges in a way we could,” says Alan Rusbridger. “Congress is not doing its job. The checks and balances we thought existed in society are not there, and it’s […]