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Ethics

A case study in nondisclosures
2 years 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 journalist. My partner is a designer for the CBC, not…
When not to publish graphic images
2 years 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 to determine news value. Making principled decisions about what is…
What the National NewsMedia Council decided in August
2 years ago

What the National NewsMedia Council decided in August

By  •  News, Work, People
Among complaints heard from the public was a question on the ethics of publishing an address.
How do we hold news media accountable?
2 years ago

How do we hold news media accountable?

Coverage of the Toronto van tragedy demonstrates how ethical lapses erode public trust, writes Amira Elghawaby.
“In the end all that matters is how we treat each other”
2 years 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.
Going undercover justified by compelling public interest
3 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.
What journalists get wrong when telling stories about trans and genderqueer people
3 years ago

What journalists get wrong when telling stories about trans and genderqueer people

A recent National Post column by Christie Blatchford illustrates what not to do when telling stories about transgender people.
Carol Off’s new book raises questions about the reporter-source relationship
3 years ago

Carol Off’s new book raises questions about the reporter-source relationship

The As It Happen’s host helped the family of a source she interviewed in Afghanistan come to Canada.
The real consequences of fake news
3 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.
What to do when the pressure is on
3 years ago

What to do when the pressure is on

Journalists can face intimidation from sources, police and government. Here’s how to push back.