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Ethical Journalism

The Public Needs Ethical Journalism More Than Ever

John Harden | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
John Harden

When something breaks and we make mistakes (little or big), we're no better than the people who distribute fake images on Twitter and spread rumors on Facebook. We're better than this.

Unethical Reporting on UT's 'Butt-chugging' Scandal

The Daily Beacon | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Thanks to the publication of suspicion, though, our campus has been subjected to national mockery. At least some local news outlets got their five seconds of fame.

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom and the Triumph of Fictional Journalism

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

The Newsroom is a kind of romantic screwball comedy, and it succeeds well on that level. But more importantly, the show reminds us that the press is the immune system of democracy and that serious news requires serious ethical practice like checking the facts, no matter how dangerous.

IFEX Conferees Told Media Freedom Must Be Preserved

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.05.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A session about emerging online threats to journalists zeroed in on how repressive regimes exercise cyber censorship, surveillance and other forms of control.

Journalistic Ethics Code: How to Use it to Defend Yourself

Jonathan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Bernstein

What I want to do here is to give anyone dealing with unethical journalists an invaluable tool that can be used, now, for mitigating damage.

Creating The IFC Media Project

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meghan O'Hara

Once in a while an opportunity comes along when you are actually in a place to appreciate it. I was recently asked to create a show that would reveal the true influences on news in this country.