Category Archives: Accountability

Etiquette of Linking

Etiquette of linking: The New York Times standards editor tells why the company’s journalists should always link and credit, write Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Jason Koebler.

It’s just good journalism to link. It’s free and easy. Readers like it.

 

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Ethics of Hugging Candidates:

Ethics of hugging candidates: A TV host touched off an ethics debate in 2016 by hugging political candidates.

The Society of Professional Journalists ethics code does not outlaw hugging specifically, but it does warn against conflicts of interest. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

Janet Cooke’s World

Janet Cooke’s world: Every student journalist should know about Cooke, the only reporter ever forced to return a Pulitzer Prize because her story about an eight-year-old heroin addict was a hoax.

Bill Green, the Washington Post’s ombudsman, wrote a blistering report on the Post’s editorial lapses that is a model of journalism accountability. It set the standard for ombudsmen. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

 

Woman In Journalism

Women in journalism: Women journalists in particular contend with unwanted presumptions, sexual harassment and the threat of gender-based violence, reports the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

“Listen to your internal radar.”

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

 

Ethics of Purging From News Archives

Ethics of purging from news archives: A California editor says people want old stories about them removed from web archives.

Ethicist David Ozar says the first issue is what benefit archives offer a community as an historical record. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.