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Muzzled Scientists, Stifled Media

April 20, 2020 admin 0

Muzzled scientists, stifled media: New restrictions on speaking directly to government scientists about the coronavirus are dangerous, writes Margaret Sullivan. “We’re now at a moment when experts must be free to share their knowledge and front-line workers must be free to tell their stories without being muzzled or threatened — […]

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Verify Social Media Virus News

April 13, 2020 admin 0

Verify Social Media Virus News: People spread hoaxes thinking they’re sharing valuable information with friends and family, writes Jessica Roy. Verify social media accounts, sites and the information, she writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Why Reporters Should Cover Trump

April 14, 2020 admin 0

Why reporters should cover Trump: The president abuses journalists at his daily briefings. Jay Rosen gives 13 reasons they should “stick around for that,” even though the president misinforms the nation.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Masking The Coronavirus

April 10, 2020 admin 0

Masking the coronavirus: Seeing is believing, writes Al Tompkins, but “hospitals are blocking  journalists from documenting what it’s like inside their walls….” Imagery from inside hospitals is needed, though “no reasonable person would suggest journalists should sneak into hospitals to grab photos.”   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]

These are the finalists for the 2019 Peter Lisagor Awards

April 10, 2020 admin 0

We received over 900 entries for the 2019 Peter Lisagor Awards, and a panel of judges from an impartial SPJ chapter outside Illinois has selected a few as the finalists. You can find a complete listing sorted by category below. Spanning all mediums including print, radio, television and digital, they represent […]

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Pandemic Journalism

April 8, 2020 admin 0

Pandemic journalism: “My hope is that journalism, as an industry, will stop viewing itself as an external body meant to serve the public and instead begin to see itself as a member of the public,” writes Alexandra Neason.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

Apply now: $10,000 Grants available through the Chicago COVID-19 Journalism Fund

April 8, 2020 Robert Elder 0

The McCormick Foundation is administering $10,000 grants “to support media organizations responding to local information needs related to COVID-19 and covering the public health emergency’s impact on Chicagoland communities.” Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Apply here. Criteria The fund will prioritize support for organizations meeting the following criteria: Small and Medium […]

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A Lifetime of Journalism Ethics

April 2, 2020 admin 0

  By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Back in 1972, a Harris poll found that only 18 percent of the public had confidence in the print media; television ranked lower. Garbage collectors scored higher in public confidence. As a reporter for the Chicago Tribune at the time, I thought […]