John Gordon Miller writes the Star skirted around the edges of these editorial principles by rushing into print, without anything but a last-minute attempt to get Ford and his people to tell their side of the story.
After the two high-profile incidents, reporters may be more likely to see sexual assaults at York as news and perpetuate a "confirmation bias," writes Maclean's On Campus Editor Josh Dehaas.
The Nanimo Daily News publisher may not want that racist letter to the editor to define the paper's identity, but it certainly shaped public perception. Making the newspaper look bad isn't the real ethical issue: Having an entire people's identity marginalized is a much bigger problem. The absence of a bad intention does not excuse a bad result, writes Ginny Whitehouse.
When media companies write the paycheques for sports journalists and own the teams the journalists cover, what does this mean for journalistic integrity, independence and credibility?
Is media coverage of B.C. Premier Clark sexist? Or is it fair comment? Katie Hyslop asks reporters, politicians and academics to weigh in.
Can robot reporters replace human journalists? Just because the technology potential is there, doesn't mean that it should be used, writes J-Source Ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton. Technology, she argues, cannot assign values to what’s reported, and how it’s reported.
More than six months after Ezra Levant ranted on his show, The Source, about the Roma community — sparking outcries and an ongoing hate crime investigation — he and Sun News Network vice-president Kory Teneycke issued an on-air apology Monday. Eric Mark Do reports. The apology came on the same day that Sun News Network filed papers with CRTC seeking a five-year mandatory coverage digital basic deal in an attempt to mitigate its nearly $17-million a year losses, J-Source associate editor Tamara Baluja reports.
Are journalists making more mistakes than they used to, or does social media simply amplify the same mistakes to a much wider audience? Eric Mark Do reports from the latest CJF J-Talk on real-time reporting in a social media age.
As AP confirms use of “husband” and “wife” for same-sex married couples, Katie Toth reports on the big shifts in LGBT language Canadian Press has made over the years.
Join us Thursday at 6:30 p.m. EST for the CJF J-Talk on Twitter, journalism and getting it right in a fast-paced news world with Andy Carvin, Mathew Ingram, Esther Enkin.
Stick around after the talk, when the winner of the J-Source Newsperson of the Year award will be announced. Our jury has selected a shortlist of five stellar nominees from an initial list of nearly 30 candidates, as submitted by our readers. Check out J-Source's profiles of each of the shortlisted nominees.
edited by ROMAYNE SMITH FULLERTON
Contrary to the old saw, journalism ethics has never been an oxymoron. Most journalists care deeply about their responsibilities toward audiences, sources, subjects and peers. When juggling those loyalties gets hard, the conversation gets going on J-Source's ethics page, which doubles as the Web space of the ethics advisory committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists. Romayne Smith Fullerton
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