Category Archives: Online News

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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Reporting Data With Integrity

Reporting data with integrity: Journalists trust data to support conclusions, but they can make wrong guesses about what the data meant, writes Stephen Rynkiewicz.

Ask if data are accurate, timely and relevant, he writes.

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.

 

 

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.

https://ethicsadvicelineforjournalists.org/2013/09/18/smart-way-to-rai…or-ethics-breach/

Sharing Content Without Thinking

Sharing content without thinking: “A complex web of societal shifts is making people more susceptible to misinformation and conspiracy,” writes Claire Wardle.

“Most of this content is designed not to persuade people in any particular direction but to cause confusion, to overwhelm and to undermine trust in democratic institutions from the electoral system to journalism. Users become “unwitting agents of disinformation.”