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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 17, 2011 The NPR video and political dirty tricks
QUOTE: O’Keefe’s defenders contend that he is not really a journalist but a new breed of “citizen journalist.” This can be defined as someone who simultaneously demands journalistic respect and release from journalistic standards, including a commitment to honesty... Do we really want private citizens deceiving, taping and exposing the foolish weaknesses of their neighbors, with none of the constraints imposed by responsible professional oversight?
Washington Post Mar 18, 2008 A New Tool in the Box: Social Networks
QUOTE: Journalists would be missing out if they didn't use these communities to find information or leads to sources. However, there are a few steps between finding a quote on someone's wall and publishing that quote in a story.
Poynter Online Feb 04, 2008 Tuesday's Problem: Should Journalists Declare Party Allegiance?
QUOTE: Journalists everywhere get uncomfortable when it feels like their right to vote clashes with newsroom policies...[Many editors share the concern that] a record of the political affiliations will reinforce the perception that newsrooms are biased. It's a legitimate worry, given the slipping credibility of professional journalists.
Poynter Online Oct 22, 2007 The Curse of Chief Wahoo: Enabling Racist Imagery
QUOTE: How do we make sense of a community that embraces its team even though a sign of that enthusiasm is deemed offensive? Are [certain sports teams] fans enablers of a corporate marketing tradition that ignores certain racial sensibilities in order to grow a brand and build profits?
Poynter Online 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 Jun 19, 2007 How the News Media Handicap Those with Disabilities: Be careful with language, and avoid "feel good" stories about overcoming disabilities. Here's an example.
QUOTE: It's a good month when the usual reporting on disability is balanced by even a single good story .... Journalists need to stop "confining" their coverage of people with disabilities to the old formulas.
Poynter Online May 17, 2007 Dialogue or Diatribe: One Woman's Story
QUOTE: Some journalists fear mean-spirited online mobs may hinder their ability to tell intimate stories.
Poynter Online Apr 17, 2007 Culture of Blame: Ask the Right Questions of the Right People
QUOTE: Questions are powerful tools. But they have to be applied with precision and accuracy. Asked at the wrong time, of the wrong person, a question can become a weapon that causes great harm without achieving any good.
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 Apr 11, 2007 Winners and Losers in the Duke Lacrosse Story
QUOTE: Our insistence upon ignoring most stories of sexual assault and going beyond the boundaries of responsible journalism with high-profile cases dooms us to forever fail in our primary mission as journalists: To tell the truth.
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 30, 2006 The Press, Race and Katrina: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, did African Americans get fair treatment from the media?
QUOTE: Where journalism failed [in its coverage of Katrina--Ed.] is not in any lack of emphasis on how disproportionately blacks were affected, but in how “too many people were making the surface observation that there were lots of blacks affected without spending the time parsing the facts that would make it meaningful or informative.”
Poynter Online Aug 29, 2006 Discussions about race difficult but constructive
QUOTE: These kinds of stories push the dialogue about race beyond rhetoric. They push us to a place we aren't comfortable going because of the fear of being labeled a racist. That fear often produces silence, said Woods.
Poynter Online Aug 09, 2006 A blogger shines when news media get it wrong
QUOTE: Mr. Johnson, one of the most influential, popular, and disliked political bloggers in the United States, says his site offers an "alternative filter": The news comes in and something approaching the truth comes out. Critics, however, say he has an agenda of his own - one that's anti-Muslim, pro-Israel, and full of hate.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 19, 2006 The S-Word: How High a Hurdle?
QUOTE: ...why is the religious affiliation of the boys� prep school relevant to this story worthy of second paragraph play?
Poynter Online Apr 15, 2006 The Evangelical Journalist
QUOTE: One of the great ironies of journalism in the United States is that individual journalists are asked to sacrifice a bit of their First Amendment rights for the good of their newsroom.
Poynter Online Apr 12, 2006 On the Ethics of Gossip Columns: Can you do gossip journalism with ethical standards?
QUOTE: Most of the news items in gossip columns are attributed to anonymous sources -- that's if they're attributed at all. As for journalistic purpose, a gossip column is about... rumors and speculation, not exactly the foundation of great journalism.
Poynter Online Apr 10, 2006 Adopted: When It Fits, When It Doesn't, and Why: Sara Kiesler on adoption in the media
QUOTE: Just like dropping in adoption as a modifier, using the color of people's skin, their ethnicity or their class as a description enhances stereotypes.
Poynter Online Feb 24, 2006 The Problem with Citizen Journalism
QUOTE: ...how's the average consumer supposed to know the difference between real journalism and a cleverly disguised press release or a marketing campaign? We could start by labeling them as such.
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