Journalism Ethics

Exploring values and decisions in how news is reported and covered

Censorship in Pakistan

Censorship in Pakistan

November 12, 2019

What are the challenges to reporting the news in Pakistan? Read More
Media Ethics
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
Media Ethics
No Comment

No Comment

November 12, 2019

What are the ethical issues involved in closing news website comment sections in a democracy? Read More
Media Ethics
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
Media Ethics
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
Media Ethics
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
Media Ethics
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
Media Ethics
Why Reflect on the Media?

Why Reflect on the Media?

December 8, 2016

What is the purpose of the Media Ethics Initiative? Read More
Media Ethics