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Freelancers’ Ethical Dilemmas

February 28, 2020 admin 0

Freelancers’ ethical dilemmas: Freelancers make up an increasing portion of the media workforce, writes Laura Neuman. Unlike staff journalists, she writes, they don’t work in a newsroom with editors, colleagues and legal staff close by.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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All Coronavirus’s Names

February 27, 2020 admin 0

All coronavirus‘s names: Journalists have the responsibility to put things in context, writes Merrill Perlman. Acknowledge its place in the pantheon of disease, she writes. “Reporting as if it were the end of the world is an epidemic of a different kind.”   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]

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Can Journalists Be Objective?

February 26, 2020 admin 0

  By Casey Bukro Journalism goes through phases, like a teenager sporting what is hot and ditching what is not. Consider the “nut graph” in news writing, typographical changes to help readers “navigate” through newspapers and graphics that capture attention and inform. Now it’s objectivity’s turn. The New Republic magazine […]

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Perils of Freelancing

February 25, 2020 admin 0

Perils of freelancing: Freelancers are sharing rates and organizing as the pools of available money dwindles, writes Elizabeth King. “Even in non-unionized workplaces, employees are legally protected if they want to discuss their pay with colleagues,” she writes, but it is considered risky or taboo.   Visit the Ethics […]

Recap: Chicago Journalism Town Hall 2020

February 24, 2020 Susan Stevens 0

A few rays of hope for local media emerged from the Chicago Journalism Town Hall 2020. The Feb. 23 event drew 24 panelists from a wide range of media to speak at the first such gathering in 11 years. About 300 journalists in the audience heard current news leaders talk […]

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Fairness First

February 24, 2020 admin 0

Fairness first: Margaret Sullivan calls for a new approach to covering the Trump administration. “First, we need to abandon neutrality-at-all-costs journalism, to replace it with something more suited to the moment,” she writes.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

Chicago Headline Club Presidents: Past and Present

February 22, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Founded in 1921, Chicago Headline Club is the one of the nation’s largest chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. So, we’ve had a lot of presidents. Here’s a primer on our club history, followed by a list of presidents, by year. Jillian Melero & Mary Hall, 2023-2024 Mike T. […]

FOIAFest 2020: Inspiration, lessons and resources

February 24, 2020 admin 0

Whether you were able to join us in Chicago or are just looking for some investigative inspiration, here’s a collection of our favorite lessons learned and resources shared so far at this year’s conference. Something missing? Tweet yours it to us @headlineclub. QUOTES We heard a lot of inspiring things at FOIAFest […]

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Ex-journalist Backs Pol

February 20, 2020 admin 0

Ex-journalist backs pol: Sam Donaldson ruffled some journalists by backing Mike Bloomberg, writes Paul Farhi. Though Donaldson is retired, is that unethical?   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.