Category Archives: Minimizing Harm

Naming Shooters

Naming shooters: Many media minimized naming the culprit in the Santa Clarita, Ca. school shooting, writes Natalie Yahr. A shift.

“In response to research suggesting that extensive coverage of these assailants may encourage others to follow suit, many outlets have chosen to devote less coverage to perpetrators and more to victims and to the laws and policies that have not prevents these tragedies.”

 

Truth About Kathy Scruggs

Truth about Kathy Scruggs: Hagit Limor writes that the “Richard Jewell” movie portrayal of a deceased reporter is “so skewed it would define libel if this was a piece of journalism instead of a piece of fiction created in Hollywood.” Besmirching a hard-working reporter.

 

NU’s Backlash To The Backlash

NU’s backlash to the backlash: The Daily Northwestern apologized to activists for its coverage and photos of a stormy news event, writes Robby Soave.

The activists worried that the student newspaper’s coverage of their disruptive actions undermined their safety and could get them in trouble. Journalism dean  calls the paper’s apology “heartfelt though not well-considered.”

 

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.