Newspaper with drinks: The Big Bend Sentinel in Texas opens a cafe and cocktail bar in its office building for revenue, writes Sasha von Oldershausen. A way to get new leads and find stories, says the managing editor. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Charles E. Hayes—former Headline Club president, Chicago Tribune real estate editor and suburban news leader—died on Feb. 4, at age 88. He served as the executive editor and editor-in-chief of Paddock Publication’s chain of newspapers, which went from weekly to daily publications during his career. In the Tribune obituary, former […]
Pols pitching paper: The New Orleans Advocate used local politicians in television ads for the paper. A bad idea says our ethicist. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Interviewing ordinary people: There is a host of ethical dilemmas, writes Luke Verdecchia, based on an interview with author Ruth Palmer, writing about the risks of being interviewed. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Sleep whispering: Listeners value calming sleepcasts that make them snooze, but not podcasts, writes Nicholas Quah. “The question that needs to be asked is: Why will people pay for Calm but not for the premium tier in a podcast app?” he writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]
Believing election results: Pew Research Center finds Americans who get most of their political news on social media display less confidence in the public’s acceptance of election results, regardless of the winner, than those who mostly get this news in other ways such as cable TV, news sites or print […]
Hollywood female reporters: They don’t take notes and will do anything for a story, writes Elizabeth Spadaccini about an interview with Sophie Gilbert at the Center for Journalism Ethics. “While it might make dramatic TV, it’s an inaccurate depiction of both the ethical code and the process of journalism,” writes […]
Objectivity explored: “The ideal of objectivity has led to an increase in ‘both-sidesism’ — often elaborate attempts to avoid showing favor to any person in a story,” writes Will Meyer. Saving journalism will mean saving it from a false notion of objectify, he writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine […]
Obscene comics: Artist Michael Diana is the first cartoonist in U.S. history to be jailed for obscenity, writes Meagan Damore. Diana was sentenced in 1994 to prison, probation, community service and told to take a journalism ethics course, get a psychological exam, draw nothing obscene and avoid minors. He says […]
Religious journalists: The Columbia Journalism Review conducts a roundtable of journalists of faith. “In newsrooms, religious practices often goes unspoken — but maybe it can be an edge,” says CJR, in giving the public information they don’t have. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.