All posts by ethicsadviceline

Environmental Protection Sought

Environmental protection sought: A new Pew Research Center report finds a majority of Americans want more government protection for environment and climate, write Cary Funk and Meg Hefferon.

Findings come as Trump administration moves to withdraw from 2016 Paris Climate Accord and weaken environmental protection rules.

 

Disinformation Is Winning

Disinformation is winning: “We’re dangerously close to a situation in which facts no longer function as a journalistic response,” writes Kyle Pope. “Then what?”

 

Sympathy For Daily Northwestern Apology

Sympathy for Daily Northwestern apology: Issac J. Bailey writes to the Daily’s editor-in-chief saying “what you did moved me.”

“You’re going to mess up again,” writes Bailey. “There’s no getting around that truth. It may sting even more the next time. That’s the nature of the beast and why in this industry, it’s imperative that you find a way to balance confidence with humility.”

 

Campus Journalists Under Fire

Campus journalists under fire: Entrenched viewpoints and growing criticism of media have converged on college campuses, write Lindsey McGinnis and Noah Robertson.

Reporting opposing views seen as threatening by student activists.

“If readers think certain groups don’t deserve a voice, does listening to that group make journalists complicit?” they ask.

 

NU’s Backlash To The Backlash

NU’s backlash to the backlash: The Daily Northwestern apologized to activists for its coverage and photos of a stormy news event, writes Robby Soave.

The activists worried that the student newspaper’s coverage of their disruptive actions undermined their safety and could get them in trouble. Journalism dean  calls the paper’s apology “heartfelt though not well-considered.”