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An Ethics Conundrum

What did Pope Francis mean when he appeared to criticize President Trump for building walls, not bridges in 2016? A misinterpretation or misrepresentation? From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.


Philanthropy For Local News

Philanthropy for local news: The American Journalism Project aims to fill holes in media coverage with $46 million in venture philanthropy, writes Christine Schmidt.

Covering government, environment, education, social and criminal justice and public health seen as a public service.


The Power Of Rumors

The power of rumors: “A tool available to all, rumors can act as antidotes to institutional violence, propaganda campaigns or political misconduct,” writes Larissa Pham. “Press conferences are for the powerful; rumors are for ordinary people trying to take down people in power.”

They can warn; they can protect.