Nominations are now open for the 2022 Watchdog Awards

January 2, 2023 Mike Ewing 0

Nominations for the Chicago Headline Club’s Watchdog Award, which honors enterprising journalism that defends and protects everyday folks, are now open! Past winners of the award and cash prize exposed decades of sexual abuse complaints by lifeguards in Chicago, identified a pattern of misuse of seclusion in Illinois public schools, and used […]

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Freelancer Aims to Fib

January 27, 2023 admin 0

inkmypapers.sg image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists The freelancer decided he had found an innovative way to create articles for sale, but he was not sure if it was ethical. The idea was to “outsource” some of the work by hiring […]

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Accident Photo Ethics

January 16, 2023 admin 0

sheboygan press.com image. By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists A news photo can tell a powerful story, and it can cause pain. Journalists know this, and they usually follow guidelines to guard against posting photos that might be disturbing or shocking. The editor of a small daily newspaper in […]

Nominations for the 2022 Peter Lisagor Awards are now open

January 1, 2023 Mike Ewing 0

Nominations for the 46th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards, which recognize Chicago’s best journalism from across the media spectrum, open on Jan. 1, 2023. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 31 via the Better Newspaper Contest platform. There will be an additional $10 late fee for entries submitted Feb. 1-Feb. 14. There […]

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Unethical Media Managers

January 9, 2023 admin 0

workplaceharmonysolutions.com.au image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Management for a large Mid-Atlantic television station is telling the news staff to give favorable “news” coverage to local advertisers. The assignment editor knows this is unethical, but what can he do about it? He called the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists. […]