August 2006: 'It clearly is a lead story,' says Bob Steele, senior ethics faculty member at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. 'But it still requires us to be sure that the words we use in a headline, that the language we use to describe what's taking place, are measured and thoughtful.http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0821/p03s01-ussc.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 06, 2007 Lying in the Name of Truth: When Is It Justified for Journalists?
QUOTE: It's one of the age-old debates in journalism circles. Can a journalist tell a lie to reveal the bad behavior of others? Or, put another way, when might a journalist obscure the truth of his identity in pursuit of the truth on a story?
Poynter Online Jul 03, 2007 The Mayor, the TV Anchor And the Ethics Fireworks in Los Angeles
QUOTE: If [Salinas covered the mayor while in a relationship with him] there are serious concerns to be raised about her ethics and those of her station’s news managers if they were aware of the connections.
Poynter Online Apr 16, 2007 Taking Risks with Advertisers: A Philly Inquirer business column and a bank have a new arrangement. The Poynter ethics faculty weighs in.
QUOTE: ...from The Philadelphia Inquirer: a new column produced by the paper's writers and editors that will run in a green-colored box with a Citizens Bank label. Green, like Citizens Bank's green. First of all, it looks as though we're talking about two different things the Inquirer is doing -- front-page advertising and sponsorship of a specific column. What's the difference?
Poynter Online Feb 19, 2007 Student Journalism: Bad Work Undercuts First Amendment
QUOTE: Student journalists at the high school and college level have a unusual opportunity to learn the craft of journalism and to give members of their school communities meaningful information about relevant issues and events. Given that these are student journalists, the quality of the work may fall short of professional standards.
Poynter Online Aug 21, 2006 Why cable news pursues the JonBenet Ramsey case: While broadcast networks offer traditional journalistic fare, their cable rivals are now more like the Daily News than The New York Times
QUOTE: be sure that the words we use in a headline, that the language we use to describe what's taking place, are measured and thoughtful. That's a sentiment that John Ramsey, JonBenet's father, emphasized when the Karr development broke, urging the media not to repeat its mistakes and convict the man before he's even charged.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 31, 2003 Peter Arnett, Geraldo Rivera casualties of real-time war coverage
QUOTE: "When you have a day like this where both Peter Arnett and Geraldo Rivera are in the news for errors in judgment in war coverage, the profession of journalism is tarnished, and that draws away from what I believe is some really fine work done by hundreds of reporters and photojournalists" in the war, said Bob Steele...
Philadelphia Inquirer Aug 22, 2002 Reporting Same-Sex Unions
QUOTE: Reporting gay couples' ceremonies is also a matter of fairness. This is a human rights issue, and individuals should not be discriminated against -- deprived of news coverage -- based on their sexual orientation.
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