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Ethics

A case study in nondisclosures
7 months ago

A case study in nondisclosures

(Disclosure: I’m the full-time paid publisher of Briarpatch Magazine, a volunteer board member of the Media Co-op, CEO of the currently inactive environmental consulting company Porpoise B Consulting, and freelance… Continue Reading A case study in nondisclosures

When not to publish graphic images
9 months ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

How do we hold news media accountable?
1 year ago

How do we hold news media accountable?

Coverage of the Toronto van tragedy demonstrates how ethical lapses erode public trust, writes Amira Elghawaby.
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“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”
1 year ago

“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”

Karen Fraser, the owner of the home where remains of alleged victims of Bruce McArthur were found, has seen the best and worst of reporter behaviour.
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Going undercover justified by compelling public interest
2 years ago

Going undercover justified by compelling public interest

Toronto Star reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh explains why she went undercover to tell the stories of temp workers.
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The real consequences of fake news
2 years ago

The real consequences of fake news

Fake news, or fabricated content deceptively presented as real news, has garnered a lot of interest since the U.S. presidential election last fall.
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