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CHC Board Minutes: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019 Mike Ewing 0

CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Fri. March 1, 2019 President Alejandra Cancino called the meeting to order. Also present: Maya Dukmasova, Stan Zoller, Greg Karp, Matt Kiefer, Ben Meyerson, Flynn McRoberts, Rob Elder, Adriana Cardona, Alex Hernandez, Susan S. Stevens, and by phone Howard Dubin, Brandis Friedman, Richelle […]

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Slow Journalism Advancing

March 29, 2019 admin 0

Slow journalism advancing: News fatigue spawns a slower kind of journalism born of frustration with the mainstream press, writes Benjamin Bathke. “One of the hallmarks of slow journalism is giving readers a realistic chance to consume everything before more content arrives,” he writes.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog […]

Finalists for the 2018 Peter Lisagor Awards — buy tickets now

March 28, 2019 Matt Kiefer 0

Here are the finalists for the 2018 Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism.  Winners will be announced May 10, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Tickets for the ceremony are now available on Eventbrite. Questions? Email Congratulations to the finalists!   WATCHDOG AWARD “Betrayed,” Chicago Tribune, Staff      “Recycling in […]

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Spotting Fake Video

March 28, 2019 admin 0

Spotting fake video: Reuters created a fake video to train journalists to detect manipulation, writes Lucinda Southern. Clues include a mismatch between audio and lip-synching and visual inconsistencies, she writes. Humans verify all Reuters video content.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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The Media “Reckoning”

March 27, 2019 admin 0

The media “reckoning:” Margaret Sullivan agrees there should be a “reckoning” over media coverage of President Trump. “I reckon that American citizens would have been far worse off if skilled reporters hand’t dug into the connections between Trump’s associates — up to and including his son Don Jr. — and […]

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Scholars Ponder Media Transparency

March 25, 2019 admin 0

Scholars ponder media transparency: They often do not explain what it means in practice, write Michael Palanski and Andrea Hickerson. “Media organizations may believe they are acting transparently, but incomplete attempts at transparency may damage credibility and thus do more harm than good,” they write.   Visit the Ethics […]

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Public Thinks Local News Thrives

March 26, 2019 admin 0

Public thinks local news thrives: Few pay for it, it’s free and TV is top source, writes Laura Hazard Owen, city Pew research. Seventy-one percent of those surveyed believe their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially, in part because TV is doing better than hard-hit newspapers. […]

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Canada Ponders Ethics of Funding Media

March 21, 2019 admin 0

Canada ponders ethics of funding media: Canada’s government proposes to give $595 million to struggling news media, write Heather Rollwagen and Ivor Shapiro. If Canadian news organizations take government money, do journalists become government servants? they ask, but conclude some financial security will help journalists “remain independent monitors of power.” […]

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Struggling With Ethical Dilemmas and Difficult Choices

March 22, 2019 admin 0

Struggling with ethical dilemmas and difficult choices: Resist the temptation to classify every ethical issue as a dilemma, writes Nancy Matchett in an article appearing in the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. “When facing a genuine dilemma you are forced, by the circumstances, to do something unethical,” she writes. […]

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Engaging With Readers

March 14, 2019 admin 0

Engaging with readers: Mark Jacob explores forgotten ways to build relationships with readers and putting the users first. “For local media companies, it’s about re-learning something that they used to do before they changed their model when they went to digital,” like serving their community and building relationships with readers […]