CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Dec. 6, 2019 President Rob Elder called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. Also present: Greg Karp, Flynn McRoberts, Susan S. Stevens, and on the phone Stan Zoller, Ben Meyerson, Howard Dubin, Amanda Vinicky, Maya Dukmasova, Suzanne McBride, Alejandra Cancino, Maria Zamudio, […]
Reporting tip sheet: iMediaEthics offers a roundup of guidance in 2019 from media organizations on standards and reporting. The Guardian issued climate reporting advice and The Orlando Sentinel updated its social media guidelines. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Ethics codes overhaul: Bill Grueskin writes that the digital age needs a new code of ethics. 2020 “ought to be the year that our ethics codes get an overhaul, as journalists face relentless business pressures, relinquish even more control over how our content is distributed and framed and deal with […]
Noteworthy 2019 findings: Hispanics are projected to be the largest racial or ethnic minority in the 2020 electorate, says the Pew Research Center, reporting 19 striking findings of 2019. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Vulture capitalism in 2020: Ken Doctor says the 25 percent stake Alden Global Capital got in Tribune Publishing is the latest wakeup call. “The old world is over, and the new one — one of ghost newspapers, news deserts and under informed communities — is headed straight for us.” […]
Revenge porn and privacy: Deanna Paul writes the U.S. Supreme Court might decide on the difference between free speech and invasion of privacy in an Illinois revenge porn case. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Columnist scolded: The Colorado Springs Independent editorial board says a local columnist violated journalism ethics by lecturing the city council. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Moving and inspiring journalism: Columbia Journalism Review offers 20 best of the decade stories that “have risen above the noise, and even suggested a path forward….” Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
We’ve now passed the deadline for the 2019 Peter Lisagor Awards. Tickets for the May 15, 2020, event will be on sale shortly. Previously: Work must have been published or aired between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019. Entries must be the original work of journalists in Illinois or who work for […]
Shaky anonymous sources: Journalists in the cyber age should shun discredited past practices like anonymous sources and off-the-record backgrounders, which damage public trust. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.