Category Archives: Broadcast news

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.

Broadcast Transparency

Broadcast transparency: Knight-Cronkite News Lab study finds that showing the process of reporting a story increased trust in broadcast news.

Secret to earning audience trust is “show your work.”


Public Thinks Local News Thrives

Public thinks local news thrives: Few pay for it, it’s free and TV is top source, writes Laura Hazard Owen, city Pew research.

Seventy-one percent of those surveyed believe their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially, in part because TV is doing better than hard-hit newspapers.