In response to the rapidly changing media environment, many schools and academic programs are offering novel approaches to journalism education. This seismic change creates tensions within programs, especially when it comes to how to teach ethics for this increasingly mixed media.
However many parliamentary inquiries, committee hearings and police resignations take place as a result of the phone hacking scandal at News International, it is worth remembering that at the heart of the matter is an abject failure of journalistic ethics and craft.
The Associated Press has released an update to its social media guidelines. “Just as social media and its uses continue to evolve, so will our policies related to this topic,” wrote Tom Kent, AP’s deputy managing editor for standards and production, in a memo to staff.
The Maldives Media Council (MMC) and the Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) have been formed under the constitution to regulate the media in the country, it said, adding that “If a journalist or a media organization violates the code of conduct, for example publish a report disregard to the norm of the society, these two regulatory bodies have the authority to hold accountable anyone and everyone involved.”
Financial TimesTabloid newsroom paralysed by siege mentalityFinancial Times“If these allegations are proved they would amount to the most devastating breach of journalistic ethics imaginable,” he said, adding: “This is not the same newspaper that...
Sky NewsNOTW Editor: Hacking Allegations 'Devastating'Sky NewsThe editor of the News Of The World has described the phone hacking allegations as "the most devastating breach of journalistic ethics imaginable" in a private meeting with senior staff.
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IN 1988, while attending a conference of News Corporation editors in Aspen, Colorado, I made the mistake of raising the thorny issue of journalistic ethics. The proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, was not amused.
The death of News of the World is Rupert Murdoch ’s current big trouble — but just the latest in decades of big trouble that haven’t noticeably harmed him. While his current scrape may look bad at first glance, chances are good he’ll escape unscathed yet again.
In his editor’s blog, Dominic Ponsford has said: “The telling thing for me about Glenn Mulcaire’s statement yesterday, made in the wake of reports that he had hacked the mobile phone messages of a murdered schoolgirl, is that he said he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong. “He was doing journalistic work for the UK’s top-selling Sunday newspaper and evidently had been given no professional training whatsoever.
The temptation to jettison basic constitutional values (or media ethics) is great. It is deeply disturbing, then, that we think we can rationally determine who lives and who dies in the midst of such a frenzy.
However, whether Hari did or did not do such things, his case brings into focus interviewing etiquette and journalistic ethics. Hari stated in his defense that: When you interview a writer—especially but not only when ...
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