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Craigslist Founder Donates Millions to Support Media Integrity

Craig Newmark recently donated $15 million to found initiatives aimed at improving ethics in journalism. This prompted claims of hypocrisy from many who see Craigslist as the demise of newspapers. Newmark has previously given over $40 million to schools and other ventures to champion journalistic integrity and this latest round of donations includes $5 million […]

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Journalist Reporting for the Next Presidential Election

Journalist circles are discussing how and what to cover for the next Presidential election to focus the media more on issues and concerns, and less on the entertainment or drama. To focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the party candidates. And check the facts of everything before reporting to benefit the readers and voters. […]

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Ethics Surrounding Jayme Closs Story

A 13 year-old kidnapping victim is found alive after months of captivity. Stories such as this capture the nation’s heart and attention because so often these stories become tragedies. Questions arise in our minds, such as: what happened? how did she get away? how is she coping with the horrors she witnessed? will she ever heal from […]

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Source’s Comment Can Sway A Story

Fox News covers only positive stories about the current administration; CNN only carries the negative ones. Journalists need to sell stories. They often use whatever tactics they have at their disposal to publish narratives that generate public interest, including omitting details or framing stories to support their ideology. When a news agency publishes false – […]

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Realities of NYPD Excess Force

New York Police use excess force with citizens. A gentleman that insults and swears to a police officer should be disciplined with a ticket and fine but officers use excessive force to put him to the ground to cuff him. An incarcerated woman in the Bronx was handcuffed while giving birth to a baby (Smith, […]

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Case Closed On Transgender Lawsuit Between National Enquirer And Simmons

  For years, entertainment magazines have published salacious stories, knowing that the contents of those stories were “murky,” at best. Celebrities have fought back, with varying degrees of success. Should all publications be subject to the same standard of ethics? Do increased sales ever justify purposely disseminating false information under the guise of “news?” Click […]

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Is Civility and Ethics Lost on Social Media?

Civility. Everywhere, it is being described as dead. Politics are too politically charged and quite often the internet takes the blame. But, is civility really what’s missing? The author argues that what is more necessary is an agreed-upon set of ethics, including full responsibility for what is said in online discussions. Ethics or civility? Or […]

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Environmental Protection Agency Officer Faces Felony and Misdemeanors Charges

Trey Glenn, former Environmental Protection Agency, faces 6 felony counts and 14 misdemeanors related to his private consulting business with trying to halt the cleanup in a polluted neighborhood in Alabama breaching the Alabama Ethics Act (“Former EPA Official Faces Multiple Ethics Charges,” 2018). Should officials receive compensations for their own personal gain? Click here […]

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