Tag Archives: standards

Reporting Tip Sheet

Reporting tip sheet: iMediaEthics offers a roundup of guidance in 2019 from media organizations on standards and reporting.

The Guardian issued climate reporting advice and The Orlando Sentinel updated its social media guidelines.

 

Using The Right Word

Using the right word: A memo from the NPR standards editor says sexual abuse victims under 18 should be called girls and boys, not women and men, reports iMediaEthics.

Clarifications came when NPR listeners were upset about the language used in reporting on Jeffrey Epstein and R. Kelly.

 

Deciding on Corrections or Clarifications

Correcting “significant errors:” The Guardian’s readers’ editor tells how he decides if an error needs a correction or clarification, using six criteria.

“Seriousness of any potential harm” tops the list, followed by “consequences if item misunderstood.”

“Human frailty plays its part,” writes the editor. “People can mishear, misunderstand, misread, mistype and overlook. People cut corners and sometimes crash.”

Combating Newsroom Sexual Abuse

Combating sexual abuse in the newsroom: The Society of Professional Journalists lists resources “in light of the increasing sexual misconduct allegations against high-profile male journalists.” Four steps explained: Demand, insist, urge and establish.