Tag Archives: standards

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

 

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Newsweek Seeks Ethics Advice

Newsweek seeks ethics advice: The historic news magazine retains the Poynter Institute to review its standards, ethics and processes, causing an uptick in calls from journalists and newsrooms seeking help with ethics issues.

 

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.