Category Archives: Television news

Fixing Contrived News

Fixing contrived news: A Pew Research poll finds Americans think made-up news is a bigger problem than terrorism, violent crime and climate change.

They blame political leaders and activists for misleading news, but expect journalists to fix the problem.

 

Philanthropy Boosts Western Media

Philanthropy boosts western media: A journalism collaboration stretching from Montana to New Mexico focuses on rural issues and Native American stories, writes Christine Schmidt.

A partnership started in 2015 aims to make local newspapers and TV stations useful sources of information.

Media Covering Their Own Scandals

Media covering their own scandals: Sex scandals in 2017 and 2018 brought down top media figures, forcing outlets to report about themselves.

Organizations faced questions of how sexual harassment and assault could fester unaddressed, writes Claudia Meyer-Samargia.

“But for individual journalists, particularly those who cover news media, questions focused on how they could cover these cases ethically, with the right balance of truth-telling, transparency and respect for privacy.” Protecting an organization’s reputation is an issue.

 

Opinion In The News

Opinion in the news: It’s a split decision when RAND looked at media objectivity, reports Laura Hazard Owen.

Journalism became more subjective over time, she writes. But it depends on the type of journalism.

“Newspapers reporting remains much as it was before the Web — but both TV and online news rely more heavily on emotion, personal experiences and argument.”

 

Georgia Media Ethics Board Proposal

Georgia media ethics board proposal: CBS reports a Georgia lawmaker seeks a “cannon of ethics” for print, television and digital journalists.

“It would also mandate anyone interviewed by the media could request copies of video, audio and photographs of their interaction for free,” CBS reports.

 

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.

 

Media Restraint Praised

Media restraint praised: Almost every major news organization decided not to publish video of the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, write Erik Ortiz, Farnoush Amiri and Claire Atkinson.

“Media and journalism ethics experts who follow mass shooting and terrorist attack coverage told NBC News that it had been encouraging to see outlets recognize when they have crossed a line,” they write.