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Staying Sane In A News Storm

September 26, 2018 admin 0

Staying sane in a news storm: Margaret Sullivan gives seven tips to keep your cool in a hot mess, including: “Take a break. The news never stops, so put down your phone, turn off your TV and do something else for a few hours. Cook a meal, take a walk, […]

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The Many Names Of Marijuana

September 27, 2018 admin 0

The many names of marijuana: Caren Lissner writes that “as more journalists cover the (legalized marijuana) industry, worth billions of dollars, many have had to scrutinize the synonyms and slang they use — often at the urging of merchants.” Sellers say the word “marijuana” has a dark history, while “pot” […]

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Media Bullying

September 28, 2018 admin 0

Media bullying: Alexandria Neason and Nausicaa Renner comment on media intimidation of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford. “Journalists spend much of our professional lives wading through justifications for our subjects’ behavior and asking when has it crossed an ethical line,” they write. “This hearing shows the urgent need for us to […]

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Toronto Star Updates Standards

October 1, 2018 admin 0

Toronto Star updates standards: Sydney Smith describes new guidelines that mesh long-standing principles with current digital realities. New policies call for greater transparency, labels for news and opinion and reluctance to unpublish except for rare circumstances.   Source: Toronto Star Updates Standards“>Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists

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Doubting Anonymity

September 6, 2018 admin 0

Doubting anonymity: David Frum challenges the New York Times decision to publish an anonymous anti-Trump op-ed. “Previous generations of Americans have sacrificed fortunes, health and lives to serve the country,” Frum tells the anonymous writer. “You are asked only to tell the truth aloud and with your name attached.”   […]

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An Accuracy Checklist

September 7, 2018 admin 0

An accuracy checklist: Mark Memmott lists 13 things to double-check in a story, followed at National Public Radio. It is “a reminder of things we all know we should do,” he writes, like checking names, dates, quotes and locations. “When an NPR journalist says something is ready for editing, that […]