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SPJ Ethics Week

April 23-27, 2018

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Ethics in the News

Coverage of journalism ethics — the challenges, the missteps, the best practices and more — during one of the industry's most volatile times.


The New York Times will fly you around the world for $135,000. Is that a problem? [washingtonpost.com]

L.A. Times Now Offers Vacations With Its Journalists — for a Fraction of What New York Times Charges [laweekly.com]

CNN’s Russia story retraction and the danger of relying on one anonymous source [washingtonpost.com]

Why CNN was accused of Blackmail over HanAssholeSolo Story [imediaethics.org]

CNN 'extremely unethical' with Reddit user, but was it blackmail? [sandiegouniontribune.com]

CNN Is Standing By Its Controversial Reddit User Story [buzzfeed.com]

CNN Story About Source of Trump Wrestling Video Draws Backlash [nytimes.com]

The Ethics of Leaks [niemanreports.org]

Providence Journal identified its own anonymous source, Will police officer sue? [imediaethics.org]

Virtual Reality and Journalistic Ethics: Where Are the Lines? [undark.org]

Puerto Rico’s Situation Is Not up for Debate [SPJ Blogs]

Reporting on Disasters [SPJ Blogs]

As Trump slams media, an Indiana lawmaker has drafted a bill to license journalists [indystar.com]

‘I’m a year ahead of Trump on this’: Indiana Republican wants journalists to register with police [thinkprogress.org]

Lawmaker wants licensing requirements for journalists [wthr.com]

Indiana lawmaker drafts bill that would require journalists to be licensed by police [theblaze.com]

Indiana State Representative Jim Lucas Wants to Create “First Amendment Licenses” for Journalists [merryjane.com]

Indiana pol wants to license journalism as if it was a gun [nj.com]

Undercover reporting used by the ethically challenged [pressconnects.com]

Fake Quotes in Campus Newspaper? Reporter Quits Before Hearing [imediaethics.org]

If Bernie Bernstein Existed, He’d Be a Terrible Journalist [nytimes.com]

Video: The Balance Between Necessary and Excess [SPJ Blogs]

Sinclair’s mandates threaten independent, local journalism [Quill]

Sinclair’s ‘teachable moment’ raises even more questions [Quill]

How not to report on mass shootings [latimes.com]

Morning Record: How should the new media cover white nationalists? [myrecordjournal.com]

Ethics: Clarifying terrifying terms [Quill]

The Three Missteps of ABC News [SPJ Blogs]

Journalists Must Be Held Accountable [SPJ Blogs]

Journalists Must Speak up for Colleagues [SPJ Blogs]

Newsroom ethics discussions don’t have to be uncomfortable [Quill]

LA Weekly's new owners are still a mystery, and people are demanding answers [latimes.com]

A Mysterious Company Bought LA Weekly And Just Gutted Its Staff [huffingtonpost.com]

Angelenos, alt-weekly journalists still in the dark regarding who actually owns the L.A. Weekly [talkingnewmedia.com]

What Happened to 'LA Weekly'? [citylab.com]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette moves Trump's 'shithole countries' quote at behest of conservative publisher John Block [pghcitypaper.com]

The Power of Words [SPJ Blogs]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial on racism draws fire from foundations and dozens of former staffers [theincline.com]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher refuses to print in-house criticism of ‘Reason as racism’ editorial [theincline.com]

A film critic was suspended for allegedly buying fake Twitter followers. Justified or overreaction? [washingtonpost.com]

Navigating Conflicts of Interest [theopennotebook.com]

Sam Nunberg’s live interviews were strange and uncomfortable. Should he have been on TV at all? [washingtonpost.com]

CNN spent more time on Sam Nunberg ‘scandal porn’ than mainstream media peers [foxnews.com]

On-Air Interviews — A Complex Equation [SPJ Blogs]