Tweet Creates Red Carpet-Worthy Oscar Faux Pas

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The most unsavory Oscar faux pas didn’t happen at the event. See how a satirical publication created a social media crisis by making a 9-year-old the subject of its offensive joke.

Capturing Trauma: The Ethics of News Photography

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News photographers capture all types of events as a method of storytelling and documenting history. Some of these photos depict traumatic situations, like the last few seconds of someone’s life. Should newspapers run these photos? How should editors make these decisions?

Should Media Reconsider Gun Advertising?

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The conflict between news and the bottom line inspired this week’s ethics question. Should newspapers and television stations run gun advertising?

May I Share Your Photo?

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Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, became angry during the holidays after a photo she shared with her “friends” on Facebook was reposted on Twitter. Zuckerberg said asking before posting someone’s photo is about human decency. What do you think? Should social media users seek permission before sharing other people’s photos?

Critics Target NRA After Shooting App Release

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The National Rifle Association is being criticized after releasing a target practice app geared toward children ages 4 and up. Some think the timing is in poor taste, but does the timing matter?