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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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Reporters Retrieve Details of the Story, Not Be the Story

“Fake news” may be a hot topic, but what happens when a reporter attempts to circumvent journalistic protocols by refusing to yield the microphone during a White House Press conference? Should he have his credentials revoked? Does this validate the notion that the mainstream media are biased? Click here for the full article. See ME10, […]

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Public Trust in Journalism

The President uses highly-charged rhetoric. The media respond with matching vitriol. Public trust in journalism hits a new low. When a news outlet such as the New York Times chooses to publish an op-ed from an anonymous source from a “senior administration official” the temperature on both sides raises by 20 degrees. Did the anonymous […]

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Truth Telling On Social Media Platforms

Facebook has exaggerated their claims of viewership – as much as 900 percent according to one set of numbers. The result of this misrepresentation is the massive layoffs of close to 500 journalists. Should social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter be held to the same standards of truth in reporting as traditional journalists? […]

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Despite High Numbers in Journalism Schools, Women Underrepresented in Newsrooms

While women make up two-thirds of journalism graduates, newsrooms are still primarily male-dominated workplaces. Reports indicate that women make up only one-third of the media industry. It is unknown whether this is caused by women choosing other careers or a preference for men in those in hiring positions. This is in contrast to other industries, […]

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Education Board Member Leaking Information on Facebook

In an age of social media “oversharing,” where boundaries are paper-thin, exactly how much disclosure is too much? When should limits and parameters be set? Should companies and other organizations consider implementing confidentiality clauses for their members? Click here to read the full article. See ME10 Case 19.

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Sexual Abuse Victims Right to Privacy on Media

The #MeToo movement has gained much notoriety as of late. In its wake, many public claims have been made of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Should someone who claims to have been victimized have a right to privacy when a claim has been made against a pivotal and public person? Do the media have the […]

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Campaigning to End the Stigma of Obesity

Obesity is a growing global problem, and many medical professionals and government officials are working to fight against it, but many of their methods of promoting anti-obesity end up shaming those who are obese. In a recent UK study, 4 out of 5 people responded that they believe overweight people are viewed negatively, prompting the […]

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IRS Warns Taxpayers to Watch Out for Fake Charities Seeking Relief Donations

Natural disasters bring out the best and worst in people. After every significant storm, fake charities pop up seeking donations that will allegedly go to help victims.  Such schemes take advantage of kind hearted people who just want to help. It is important to investigate claims carefully to see if they are legitimate. What criteria […]

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