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Ethics Of Publishing Mugshots

October 26, 2018 admin 0

Ethics of publishing mugshots: Is it preying on human suffering? Corey Hutchins reports that mugshots are a staple for some local newsrooms, while others avoid them. “Some of those accused said they lost jobs and housing or relocated because they couldn’t find work,” writes Hutchins. Outcome of the cases often […]

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Rage And The Media

October 29, 2018 admin 0

Rage and the media: There is some merit to Trump’s claim that the media contributed to the current climate of fear and anger, writes Matt Lewis. “Tell the truth, but in a way that is responsible,” he writes. “Eschew things that are salacious or done simply to gin up excitement. […]

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Click-Driven Reporting A Bad Idea

October 22, 2018 admin 0

Click-driven reporting a bad idea: “For many in the media, analytics rule,” writes Jim Shella. It’s all about clicks. “News judgment and gut feelings are replaced by analytics,” Shella writes, but “leadership sometimes requires turning a blind eye to analytics.”   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Youths Best At Telling Fact From Opinion

October 23, 2018 admin 0

Youths are best at telling fact from opinion: A Pew Research Center news analysis finds younger Americans are better than elders at separating factual statements in the news from opinion. “This stronger ability to classify statements regardless of their ideological appeals may well be tied to the fact that younger […]

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Tips On Pitching Freelance Stories

October 24, 2018 admin 0

Tips on pitching freelance stories: Knowing exactly what your story is about is crucial to piquing an editor’s interest, writes Tim Herrera. Write “a solid, clear, powerful nut graf,” he advises. Impress the editor. “Get me interested to learn more, but more important, make me want to tell this story […]

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Right To Be Forgotten

October 18, 2018 admin 0 is exploring allowing people to request that their names be removed from stories about minor crimes they committed, writes Sydney Smith. “Typically, news outlets do not unpublish — or hit delete — on historical stories,” writes Smith. Names would be removed from older stories if court records in their […]

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MAGA Cap Gets Reporter Fired

October 19, 2018 admin 0

MAGA cap gets reporter fired: A Minnesota multimedia reporter is fired for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap while covering a Trump rally, writes Sydney Smith. NBC-affiliate KTTC news director says staff members are forbidden to cover stories while wearing political campaign attire. The Society of Professional Journalists code […]

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Phone Hacking Backfires

October 17, 2018 admin 0

Phone hacking backfires: Sydney Smith writes that the News Of The World’s publisher continues to settle phone hacking claims seven years after the British newspaper shut down in a scandal that erupted over invasion of privacy and confidentiality. The newspaper’s publisher “is still paying out and admitting to phone hacking […]

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Tweets Come Back To Bite

October 15, 2018 admin 0

Tweets come back to bite: College students beware of the future impact of tweets. Sydney Smith reports that CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins apologized for her “ignorant language” in 2011 tweets while she was in college, calling it “immature.”   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Hurricane Coverage Debated

October 16, 2018 admin 0

Hurricane coverage debated: Meteorologists dislike the exclusive use of categories in defining the threats of hurricanes, reports Jed Gottlieb. They want to see more reports with information readers and viewers can use to make important decisions, but do not agree on a better system. Local news is praised for being […]