All posts by ethicsadviceline

Instant Messaging Apps

Instant messaging apps: Sharon Moshavi writes that news is heading to a place that presents a new set of challenges.

“If journalists don’t step up, audiences won’t find much credible news on private messaging apps,” she writes.


Covering Tragedy Delicately

Covering tragedy delicately: Four Pulitzer Prize recipients give advice on approaching victims and survivors, writes Bobby Ross Jr.

You need to ask victims or family members for permission to intrude in their most vulnerable moments.

Ethics Codes Overhaul

Ethics codes overhaul: Bill Grueskin writes that the digital age needs a new code of ethics.

2020 “ought to be the year that our ethics codes get an overhaul, as journalists face relentless business pressures, relinquish even more control over how our content is distributed and framed and deal with the consequences of anonymity, doxing and transparency. It’s more urgent than ever, as our country becomes increasingly polarized and as trust in the news media remains tepid.”