Tag Archives: politics

Ethics of Hugging Candidates:

Ethics of hugging candidates: A TV host touched off an ethics debate in 2016 by hugging political candidates.

The Society of Professional Journalists ethics code does not outlaw hugging specifically, but it does warn against conflicts of interest. From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

Chicago Defender Fires Managing Editor

Conflict of interest: Tony Briscoe andElvia Malagon report that the Chicago Defender fired its managing editor for taking $10,000 to perform public relations work for an Illinois political candidate.

“The Chicago Defender is a longtime voice in this (African-American) community and it is imperative that we maintain the highest level of integrity and credibility,” the newspaper said in announcing it terminated the managing editor.