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An ethical code for opinion journalism

An ethical code for opinion journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The Pew Research Center’s recent report, The State of the News Media 2013, documents what we all have observed — more news chattering and less news gathering.

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Ethical journalism for the digital age

Ethical journalism for the digital age | The Journalist | Scoop.it

In the current media ecosystem of Twitter, News of the World, and a failing news economy, how can your newsroom maintain credibility while everyone else seems to be losing theirs? Aidan White, Director of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), insists the answers to maintaining a journalism worthy of democracy’s highest ideals can be found by reassessing ethics standards – a task which is much harder to implement in practice.

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Privacy is a matter for citizens

Privacy is a matter for citizens | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Reporters and editors used to decide what was to be made public. No longer. More and more, the public decides what will be public... and that's as it should be.

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When is it right to show violent images?

When is it right to show violent images? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

What are the ethical responsibilities of public service journalists covering events as dramatic and disturbing as the recent attack in the London suburb of Woolwich, in which a man was hacked to death? ITV’s decision to broadcast pictures of one of the attackers with his hands apparently covered in blood has provoked a fierce debate.

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Sports journalism under scrutiny

Sports journalism under scrutiny | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Sports journalism has always inhabited a murky ethical zone that can make hard-news reporters uneasy. By nature of their jobs, sports reporters typically have a closer relationship with the players, coaches, venues and institutions they cover compared to their peers on the City Hall or crime beats. Their rules on everything from free food to fraternizing with sources are often more liberal than those for news reporters.

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Citizen journalism needs ethics

Getting a voice on the ground isn't easy, especially when much of that ground is underwater. But, as a matter of journalistic ethics, accurate news is the most important during the worst circumstances.

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