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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 […]

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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. […]

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Bad Ethics Advice

December 29, 2022 admin 0

http://www.ishn.com image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Can a journalist go too far in trying to be ethical? “Following the ethical rules I’ve believed in for decades are now making it almost impossible for me to do my job,” said a freelance photojournalist, who appealed to AdviceLine for […]

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Google Accuracy Challenge

December 9, 2022 admin 0

tittlepress.commedia ethics image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists. What does Google do, and how does it work? Sure, you type a question and you get a load of information. If you Google what Google does, here’s the answer you get: “Search engines like Google follow links. They follow […]

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Mental Illness and Privacy

November 29, 2022 admin 0

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists. Mental illness places a special responsibility on journalists to be sensitive to those involved in a story, which can become unusually complicated. For example, the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists was contacted in a case involving a missing […]

Rare Ethics Feud

October 19, 2022 admin 0

By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Seldom do Chicago journalists quarrel in public over ethics, especially when all of them are retired broadcasters from the same Chicago TV station. But that happened when Charles Thomas, former ABC7 political reporter, appeared in a series of TV ads lauding GOP Illinois […]

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Fake or Fact

October 1, 2022 admin 0

nmc-mic.ca image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists The Crain’s Chicago Business editorial headline said it all: “When is a newspaper not a newspaper?” Publications with the look and feel of newspapers containing politically charged articles were cropping up in mailboxes all across Illinois before the Nov. 8 gubernatorial […]

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Naming A Boy in Sex Case

September 21, 2022 admin 0

ipkitten.blogpost.com image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists A church youth leader is accused of having a sexual relationship with a boy, a minor at the time of the alleged crime. The youth is 18 years old by the time the case reaches trial. His mother is the first […]

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Lawyer Seeks Advice

September 2, 2022 admin 0

thestaffingsteam.com image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Journalists typically call the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists seeking advice about knotty ethics issues. But not all callers are professional journalists. A lawyer called AdviceLine with a question that sometimes puzzles reporters, too: Does a journalist have a duty to inform […]

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Racism Riles Newsroom

August 16, 2022 admin 0

4029tv.com image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists A reporter/columnist for a North Carolina newspaper gave a speech to members of the League of the South, telling them how to get their white supremacy message out through media. This touched off some friction in the newsroom, causing a staff […]