CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Fri. Oct. 4, 2019 President Rob Elder called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. Also present: Greg Karp, Jason Martin, Tahman Bradley, Alejandra Cancino, Mike Ewing, Susan S. Stevens, and by phone Howard Dubin, Madhu Krishnamurthy, Suzanne McBride, Stan Zoller, Claire Bushey, […]
Direct service journalism: Chicago-based City Bureau plans move to Denver to fill need for reporting on government. The three-year-old program trains and pays people to monitor public officials in Chicago and Detroit. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Even pirates had codes of ethics: A look at various codes of ethics, including one adopted by pirates in 1722. Today’s media codes fail to show a love for words. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
New model for local news: Ken Doctor aims to launch Lookout next year. “Overall, we believe the successful local news outlets of the 2020s will be the ones that authentically embed themselves into the life of the communities they serve,” he writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]
The Guardian digital profitable: “This is all pretty remarkable,” writes Laura Hazard Owen. It makes the majority of its revenue from reader donations and digital sources. The news remains free. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Offensive Halloween photo: Recalling a controversial 2014 photo of an effigy scene in a homeowner’s yard near Clarksville, Tenn. A website news director uses the photo, then calls the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists when the homeowner objects to the photo. Keep the photo up or take it down? From the […]
Tweets backfire: The Des Moines Register fires a reporter for offensive tweets while he was working on a story about offensive tweets. His own tweets from nine years ago came to light, writes Sydney Smith. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Ethics in comedy: For professional comedians, stealing jokes is no laughing matter. Jokes come in two parts, a setup and a punch line. Does ownership come with one, or both? From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Brandis Griffith Friedman kicks off our new membership drive, which we’re calling #WeAreTheHeadlineClub. After conducting some research and combing through our recent survey of Chicago journalists, we discovered three very important data points: 1) Journalists valued our monthly trainings and events, such as FOIAFest and the Lisagor Awards, but they […]
Etiquette of linking: The New York Times standards editor tells why the company’s journalists should always link and credit, write Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Jason Koebler. It’s just good journalism to link. It’s free and easy. Readers like it. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.