Just because you don’t like it or don’t agree with it, doesn’t make it wrong.
Bob Williams, a former reporter for The Raleigh News & Observer, explains why his ethics are his journalism underpants. Believe it or not, it makes a ton of sense.
Social media makes it simple to purport to support a cause. Should journalists participate in social media activism? Many of my students think so. What do you think?
Nike releases a controversial ad after golfer Tiger Woods wins a major tourney and regains his No. 1 world ranking. What do you think about the ethics of the ad?
The worst thing that happens when you make a request is that you are told “no.” When the request becomes a rights-limiting demand, it’s another issue. A sheriff’s department recently asked news media to stop tweeting an newsworthy manhunt. What do you think, should media have stopped?
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.
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?