Ethics in the News
NPR to launch new standards and ethics handbook to address internal editorial issues at its stations
NPR stands by reporting, amends Supreme Court face mask story after justices issue statement
Is a violation of journalism ethics a death sentence for a journalist’s career?
Journalist sues the Atlantic over retraction after Washington Post media critic query
Tucker Carlson references debunked Covid conspiracy alleging discrimination against White people
Fox News ethics questioned after airing 11-year-old photo of empty shelves in Japan to slam Biden
ABC News silent after edited interview segment with CDC director sparks outrage
Diversity in the News
Using gender-nonspecific language extends beyond reporting; here’s why
New report: 2020 racial justice protests led to lull in dehumanizing language at local newspapers
American University School of Communication, Journal-Isms Inc. join forces
Hundreds of female digital journalists trained to reach remote audiences by news site
Here’s how to handle microaggressions in the newsroom and keep your job
Former New York Post editor files discrimination suit after two-decade career at publication
Indigenous nonprofits helped better media coverage of Native American communities
Former Black News Channel employees file class-action discrimination lawsuit against station
The Wall Street Journal recently published a letter from former President Donald Trump that contained debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. The New York Times last year published a column from U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton that misstated some facts. The Times posted a lengthy note to the column stating it did not meet its standards. How should news organizations treat opinion submissions that contain factual errors?
January 17, 2022 • Top Story
In the 18 years since Jayson Blair was caught plagiarizing and fabricating his way through stories he wrote for The New York Times, public awareness of journalistic missteps has increased and the need for journalists to consistently adhere to high ethical standards has become even more critical.
December 25, 2021 • Top Story
Growing up on the Navajo Nation, Shondiin Silversmith could pick up a local newspaper and read stories about her community. But as soon as she left the 27,000 square miles of Navajoland, she stopped seeing herself reflected in newspapers, even in bordering cities like Flagstaff, Arizona.
In Depth: SPJs Code of Ethics
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