Journalism Ethics

Exploring values and decisions in how news is reported and covered

Objectivity in Journalism

Objectivity in Journalism

July 28, 2020

What are the challenges of objectivity in journalism? Read More
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Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

May 26, 2020

What ethical concerns arise with the brotherly interactions between Governor Cuomo and journalist Cuomo? Read More
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Can Artificial Intelligence Reprogram the Newsroom?

Can Artificial Intelligence Reprogram the Newsroom...

April 27, 2020

As artificial intelligence plays an increasing role in newsrooms, what ethical issues arise? Read More
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Images of Death in the Media

Images of Death in the Media

April 2, 2020

What ethical challenges arise when the media uses images of the dead? Read More
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Misinformation, Social Media, and the Price of Political Persuasion

Misinformation, Social Media, and the Price of Pol...

March 25, 2020

Is banning paid political advertising on social media good for democracy? Read More
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Changing Comments or Changing Minds?

Changing Comments or Changing Minds?

February 20, 2020

When a Pakistani newspaper uses an algorithm to change user comments to protest government censorship, what could go wrong? Read More
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Dramatization or Falsification?

Dramatization or Falsification?

February 17, 2020

How far can films about journalists push the truth for dramatic effects? Read More
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Beer Cans and Cancel Culture

Beer Cans and Cancel Culture

February 5, 2020

What are the ethical challenges when journalism and cancel culture merge? Read More
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How Vigilant Should Cable News Be About Political Messages?

How Vigilant Should Cable News Be About Political ...

February 3, 2020

What are the ethical implications of CNN refusing to air Trump's misleading advertisements? Read More
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The Ethics of Anonymous Criticism in Political Journalism

The Ethics of Anonymous Criticism in Political Jou...

January 22, 2020

What are the ethical implications of using anonymous political sources in journalism? Read More
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Censorship in Pakistan

Censorship in Pakistan

November 12, 2019

What are the challenges to reporting the news in Pakistan? Read More
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Social Media Activism or Mere Slacktivism?

Social Media Activism or Mere Slacktivism?

November 12, 2019

When online activists vow to make a villain famous, what could go wrong? Read More
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Matters of Facebook Live or Death

Matters of Facebook Live or Death

November 12, 2019

What are the ethical worries over Facebook Live and immediate internet broadcasting? Read More
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No Comment

No Comment

November 12, 2019

What are the ethical issues involved in closing news website comment sections in a democracy? Read More
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Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

November 12, 2019

What are the ethics of using virtual reality in real journalism? Read More
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Swipe Right to Expose

Swipe Right to Expose

November 12, 2019

What could go wrong with an investigative journalist covering the sordid side of the Rio Olympics? Read More
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Reporting on Sexual Assault in India

Reporting on Sexual Assault in India

November 4, 2019

What are the challenges to privacy and community safety in reporting on sexual assault in India? Read More
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And Nothing But the Truth

And Nothing But the Truth

March 1, 2019

How can reporters balance accuracy and good effects in their reporting on war-torn African communities? Read More
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Does the Photo Fit the News?

Does the Photo Fit the News?

December 11, 2018

What happens when a powerful image becomes the face of the immigration debate? Read More
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When Comedic Stereotypes Cease to Be Funny

When Comedic Stereotypes Cease to Be Funny

July 8, 2018

Do humorous - but stereotypical - characters like Apu from "The Simpsons" cross ethical lines? Read More
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Doxing and Digital Journalism

Doxing and Digital Journalism

July 6, 2018

When can journalists reveal the identity of controversial social media users? Read More
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Collateral Damage to the Truth

Collateral Damage to the Truth

April 27, 2018

What conflicts arise when journalists want transparency on drone deaths? Read More
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