Tag: ethics

by Jefferson Yen

Following the violent attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French weekly that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, media organizations had to decide whether or not to publish sensitive materials related to the attack — especially when the new issue of the magazine came out with yet another cartoon on the cover. The AP, CNN, […] more »

by Meagan Doll

While many university students were finding routine in another fall semester, a group of students at University of North Carolina and Syracuse University immediately began brainstorming ways to visually represent Liberia’s Ebola outbreak. UNC’s Steven King and Syracuse’s Ken Harper teamed up after the Liberian Ministry of Information requested the project from Harper, who made […] more »

by Molly Yanity

Earlier this fall, the National Football League delivered body blow after body blow to itself. From video of a star player punching his partner to public relations pummelings, one could assume this popular American sports league would be down for the count. That is simply not the case. According to a recent NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of NFL […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

When disaster or crisis strikes a community, everyone is affected in some way. When the surrounding area faces crisis, so does a campus community. And in some cases, college campuses may be the place where a crisis originates — such as a campus shooting. Knowing how to report on such charged and complex situations requires tact, […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, November 7, our #EdShift chat will focus on drones and their potential and perils in journalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss ethics and avenues to educate newsrooms and students about this new technology. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, October 3, our #EdShift chat will focus on journalism and community engagement. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss journalism as a service. The chat will be moderated by CUNY Director of Social Journalism Carrie Brown, with special guests Jeremy Littau from LeHigh University, […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

The creation of a global and open media ecology that is online and offline, as well as professional and amateur, has undermined a prior professional consensus on the content of journalism ethics. There is scarcely a principle or concept that is not up for debate, from who is a journalist to whether reporters should be […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How e-reading threatens learning in the humanities (Naomi S. Baron / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Quelling the controversy over technology and student testing (Gee Kin Chou / EdSurge) 3. Teaching ethics and narrative…with violent video games? (Paul Darvasi / Edutopia) 4. 4 ways big data is giving students an edge in the […] more »

by Yaron Galai

The following is a guest post from Yaron Galai, the CEO of Outbrain. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Content discovery has become essential to publishers in recent months, and it’s worth exploring the reasons behind its explosive growth and near universal adoption and the dangers that publishers face when abusing the format by […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

On Friday, June 6, our biweekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to avoid ethical minefields when using social media in news. We’ll cover questions of accuracy and verification, as well as inclusivity, participation and how to teach key principles in classes. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special […] more »