NYT seeks ethical Op-Eds: After an Op-Ed stumble, top editors assign the standards editor to advise the Opinion department.
“While our news and opinion journalists will continue to have separate, distinct missions, their work is rooted in common standards for accuracy, fairness and integrity,” they say.
Chasing foundation grants: Jacob Nelson and Patrick Ferrucci report that foundation funding often goes to news nonprofits for technology-driven projects, audience-engagement projects and for pushing journalists to expand their work beyond traditional routines.
Newspaper corrections: The Toronto Star’s public editor, Kathy English, surveys a decade of Star corrections.
Misspelled or mangled names account for about 30 percent.
“I have learned through these years that most every mistake the Star’s journalists make matters to someone for some reason,” she writes.
Revenge porn and privacy: Deanna Paul writes the U.S. Supreme Court might decide on the difference between free speech and invasion of privacy in an Illinois revenge porn case.
Vulture capitalism in 2020: Ken Doctor says the 25 percent stake Alden Global Capital got in Tribune Publishing is the latest wakeup call.
“The old world is over, and the new one — one of ghost newspapers, news deserts and under informed communities — is headed straight for us.”
Philanthropy for local news: The American Journalism Project aims to fill holes in media coverage with $46 million in venture philanthropy, writes Christine Schmidt.
Covering government, environment, education, social and criminal justice and public health seen as a public service.
Intuitive editor dies: Edward J. Doherty lauded as the Globe managing editor who understood readers.
“Journalism by permission won’t work,” he said, a concise observation that remains relevant today, writes Bryan Marquard.
Sympathy for Daily Northwestern apology: Issac J. Bailey writes to the Daily’s editor-in-chief saying “what you did moved me.”
“You’re going to mess up again,” writes Bailey. “There’s no getting around that truth. It may sting even more the next time. That’s the nature of the beast and why in this industry, it’s imperative that you find a way to balance confidence with humility.”
Campus journalists under fire: Entrenched viewpoints and growing criticism of media have converged on college campuses, write Lindsey McGinnis and Noah Robertson.
Reporting opposing views seen as threatening by student activists.
“If readers think certain groups don’t deserve a voice, does listening to that group make journalists complicit?” they ask.
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.”