Category Archives: Conflict of interest

Ex-journalist Backs Pol

Ex-journalist backs pol: Sam Donaldson ruffled some journalists by backing Mike Bloomberg, writes Paul Farhi.

Though Donaldson is retired, is that unethical?


Pols Pitching Paper

Pols pitching paper: The New Orleans Advocate used local politicians in television ads for the paper. A bad idea says our ethicist. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.


Ethics Puzzler; You Decide

Ethics puzzler; you decide: Three California universities paid the Orange County Register $275.000 for a year’s worth of weekly sections featuring campus life. A smart way to raise revenue, or a serious breach of journalism ethics? From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.…or-ethics-breach/

Ethics Quiz: Journalists In Love

Ethics quiz: A managing editor discovers his city hall reporter is having an affair with the mayor.

If you were the editor, what would you do? The editor called the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists for help. We’ve been there.