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Gamergate: An Ethical Minefield - Part 1: Audiences

In August of this year Zoe Quinn, an indie game developer based in the United States, began receiving harassing messages and grotesque threats from anonymous gamers across the world. 469 more words


Does 'Brand Journalism' Equal Bias?

For years, journalists and PR professionals have been at odds. One has traditionally been charged with reaching the truth and the other selling the messages of the corporate world. 393 more words


Social media complicates ethics guidelines for journalists

Five years ago, I had to beg my parents to get the paper delivered or I had to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch the news with my mother. 570 more words

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Since When Is Being a Tabloid an Excuse for Irresponsibility?

On August 19, 2014, a video circulated of the brutal beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley at the hands of masked terrorists. The organization responsible, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, posted the video to YouTube as “A Message for America”. 452 more words

Philippines News Agency covers up Palawan bureau blunder

(UPDATED 2:30 AM SEPT. 17) Instead of properly correcting the byline of a published story and issuing a public apology, the Philippine government’s official news wire service has opted to delete from its archives what appears to be a plagiarized story this Tuesday. 261 more words


Beheading video triggers controversy, awakens media ethics debate

Is a gruesome beheading image too graphic for media outlets to use?

Journalists must report the news, but at what point does the coverage of beheadings, like the ones of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, become too much? 611 more words

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