Decade of media ethics: Sydney Smith gives an overview of major issues and trends from 2010-2019. The term “fake news” rises in political reporting. Hoaxes, lawsuits, retractions and firings crop up in covering the president. The last half of the decade saw an apparent decrease in plagiarism and fabrication cases. […]
Visual misinformation: The unsung heroes of the internet who develop standards for structured data are turning their attention to visual misinformation, writes Joshua Benton. Applying deepfakes and cheapfakes to videos. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
FOIAFest 2020 is here! Click on the full schedule here. We sell out every year, and this year was no exception. This daylong conference is dedicated to public information and features panels and workshops with leading journalists, attorneys and community groups. From beginners to veterans of the Freedom of Information […]
Instant messaging apps: Sharon Moshavi writes that news is heading to a place that presents a new set of challenges. “If journalists don’t step up, audiences won’t find much credible news on private messaging apps,” she writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
News on stage: Catherine Adams writes: “One of the best ways journalism can address its well-documented crisis in credibility is to meet its readers face-to-face.” Newsrooms across the world are experimenting with “live news” formats and filling theaters. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Covering tragedy delicately: Four Pulitzer Prize recipients give advice on approaching victims and survivors, writes Bobby Ross Jr. You need to ask victims or family members for permission to intrude in their most vulnerable moments. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Thanks to the Museum of Broadcast Communications for co-hosting such a lovely event with us. We had amazing speakers for “How to build your brand in 2020, from books to podcasts” including: Tracy Samantha Schmidt, Aaron Cohen, Lori Rader-Day, Ethan Michaeli, Eric May, Sammi Skolmoski, Isabel Vázquez, Thanks also to fellow organizers Mike Ewing & Susy Schultz […]
The Chicago Headline Club is proud to partner with the Gene Siskel Film Center for our Media in the Movies series. The documentary this month is: “What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael,” about the famed New Yorker film critic. For Jan. 10-16, Headline Club members using the code GSFCPARTNER […]
Fact-checking hits and misses: Presidential fake news tweets found to spur greater interest to read more news. Denise-Marie Ordway sums up 2019 research on fake news warnings. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
WBEZ’s Maria Zamudio is next in our new feature, a membership drive we’re calling #WeAreTheHeadlineClub. The campaigned—designed by photographer E. Jason Wambsgans—is an effort to give our brand and our members more exposure. You’ll see these photos and questions across social media over the next few months, and please take your own […]