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SPJ Announces Kunkel Awards for Video Game Journalism

This week the Society of Professional Journalists announced the Bill Kunkel Awards dedicated to highlighting excellent and ethical reporting on the games industry. The awards are named after Bill Kunkel, considered to be the very first games journalist. 138 more words

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Does the Society of Professional Journalists 'Code of Ethics' apply to college journalists?

By Megan Cummins

A guilty-pleasure across campuses nationwide, Yik Yak has become a forum for discussion–a place to express one’s thoughts. Within the last week however, Yik Yak has become a platform for the discussion of journalism ethics, unbeknownst to most of the Elon students up and down voting the anonymous posts. 577 more words

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A Code of Ethics All Your Own

By Casey Bukro

Everyone is in favor of ethics, until you get into the details. That’s when the fights break out.

This is something the… 1,041 more words


A Reporter Discovers the Pain of Being Ethical

By Casey Bukro

It’s hard to be good and ethical. Sometimes it comes at a cost.

Amelia Pang, metro reporter for Epoch Times in New York, discovered this when she called the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists in 2012 and asked a question that AdviceLine gets sometimes: 970 more words



Welcome to the new blog for the University of Arizona’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

We will be using this space to keep members updated about chapter events, discuss ideas related to SPJ’s core mission, and join the global conversation regarding the ever-changing world of journalism. 82 more words

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ONA project provides helpful, detailed ethics advice

In late 2013 I called for detailed guidance for journalists on various ethics issues. I’m pleased to have had a role in answering that call through the Online News Association’s… 1,888 more words


Charlie Hebdo's Dead Boy Cartoon Triggers Global Ire

Nilufer Demir/Reuters photo

By Casey Bukro

Charlie Hebdo, the French satire newspaper, published a cartoon of a drowned 3-year-old boy and showed why codes of ethics should warn against satirical cruelty. 514 more words

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