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Responsible Journalism

A Journalist's Guide To The White Savior Complex

David R. K. Adler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Latino Voices
David R. K. Adler

There are simple strategies for journalists to stop acting as saviors. We can't just drop in, extract our story, and depart. We must take the time to listen, develop relationships, dedicate resources, and ultimately, allow the migrants themselves to steer the ship.

Dear Mass Media: Allow the Truth to Breathe

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media
Victor M. Feraru

The media finds it interesting to cover sensational events when one person of color after another have their lives snuffed out by law enforcement. Instead they should be focusing on the social approaches of a society that is shamelessly steeped in white privilege.

Responsible Headlines

David Johnson | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
David Johnson

As news media grapples with shifting audiences and new competition for attention, headlines need to grab attention to draw page views. But they must also be clear, truthful and accurate.

Tim Tebow Is Jewish

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

You can check whether Tim Tebow is Jewish (he's not), just like you can check whether Barack Obama was born in America (yup); or whether the earth is 6,000 years old (nope). Tim Tebow ain't Jewish, but journalism ain't stenography.

A Few Extra Thoughts About Sanity

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kathleen Reardon

In Jon Stewart's "moment of sincerity" he said a few words that we should carry into next week and far beyond: "If we amplify everything, we hear noth...

Ambassador Verveer on Congo's Rape Crisis: Unspeakable Brutality and Highly Emotional Encounters

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Ambassador Melanne Verveer leads the charge against the heinous atrocities in the Congo.