Ethics puzzler; you decide: Three California universities paid the Orange County Register $275.000 for a year’s worth of weekly sections featuring campus life. A smart way to raise revenue, or a serious breach of journalism ethics? From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.
Philanthropy becomes a larger part of revenue streams for newspapers and news companies, writes David Westphal.
“Until recently, it was unthinkable that newspapers would become major recipients of charitable subsidies,” he writes. “But as newsroom layoffs continue with no apparent end, increasingly they are seeking philanthropic support, and the nonprofit word is delivering.”