Category Archives: Transparency

Focusing on Public Health, Not Politics

Focusing on public health, not politics: The train wreck becomes the story, at the expense of informing the public or holding power to account, writes Maria Bustillo.

MSNBC demonstrates an alternative, sober path away from outrage mania, she writes.

 

Crisis Demands Media Collaboration

Crisis demands media collaboration: Working together is more efficient and conserves resources that “could be deployed in smarter ways that the public needs,” writes Dan Gillmore.

Be calm, broad, precise, transparent, engaged and relentlessly useful, he writes.

 

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.

 

Ethics of Stock Imagery

Ethics of stock imagery: Using old images with new stories is not ethical journalism, Mark E. Johnson tells Jack Kelly. It’s like using generic quotes in a story.

Visuals attached to stories increase engagement, writes Kelly. But “photojournalists and visual journalists are often the first members of a newsroom to be the victims of budget cuts,” resulting in the use of stock images.

 

The Emergence of Transparency

The emergence of transparency: Transparency became a new guiding principle in media ethics, touching off a debate over whether it should replace acting independently.

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

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