Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists
Defining free speech for robots: Jared Schroeder reports that free expression rights for artificial intelligence communicators may push the Supreme Court to define a journalist. 41 more words
14 hours, 1 minute ago
How the internet found its voice: Lyz Lenz analyzes the rise of internet writing.
“It comes as no surprise that finding and creating a cohesive understanding of internet writing is just as dubious, problematic and maddening as the internet itself,” she writes. 19 more words
1 week ago
Regaining reader trust: Philip Eil says don’t assume people understand journalism, explain it. Five steps to regain trust.
“One of the many lessons of the Trump era is that press freedom and audience trust aren’t limitless natural resources,” he writes.
2 weeks ago
More AP style book changes: Merrill Perlman writes that AP announced a new chapter on surveys and polling, prefers “sexual misconduct” to “sexual harassment” and advises cautions when using terms like “victim” or “survivors.” Language is quirky.
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Putting ISIS sources at risk: Belkis Wille writes that news organizations “should not interview captured or suspected ISIS members who are in no position to consent freely.” 20 more words
2 weeks, 4 days ago
AP’s changing style: Merrill Perlman points to a change in the definition of “collision.”
AP no longer requires that two bodies must be in motion for a “collision” to happen. 17 more words
3 weeks ago
Muckraking in Africa: Andrea Gurwitt writes about what American journalists can learn from African journalists.
“American journalists should study African journalism so that Americans can understand their own future,” a source tells Gurwitt. 20 more words
3 weeks, 2 days ago