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Newspaper Corrections

January 8, 2020 admin 0

Newspaper corrections: The Toronto Star’s public editor, Kathy English, surveys a decade of Star corrections. Misspelled or mangled names account for about 30 percent. “I have learned through these years that most every mistake the Star’s journalists make matters to someone for some reason,” she writes. Visit the Ethics […]

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Top Words Of 2019

January 7, 2020 admin 0

Top words of 2019: Merrill Perlman describes the rise of “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun, and “climate emergency” signals increasing urgency to view what is happening to earth as an “existential” threat.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Anonymous Sources

January 6, 2020 admin 0

Anonymous sources: Most reporters know that stories are only as good as the reliability of identified sources who are quoted. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Media Ethics Issues of 2019

January 3, 2020 admin 0

Media ethics issues of 2019: Sydney Smith summarizes noteworthy media ethics issues. Misinformation, verification, racism, bad taste and damaging tweets from the past are among them.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Journalists Criticizing Journalists

January 2, 2020 admin 0

Journalists criticizing journalists: The Bret Stephens NYT column on “The Secrets of Jewish Genius” evoked a wave of criticism for appearing to advance a theory of genetic superiority. Good journalists should point out bad journalism, says the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists. From the archives.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine […]