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Ethics Confidential: As AdviceLine Wins Awards, Critic Recalls Its Origins

By Casey Bukro

It might pain Michael Miner, media critic for the Chicago Reader, to know that he can claim some responsibility for how the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists handles confidentiality. 916 more words

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An Editor's Dilemma: Taking Donated Money for Reporting

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Archives

By Casey Bukro

In tough economic times, newspaper managers are always looking for new ways to raise money and pay the staff.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' second teaser trailer released

Thursday, April 16, 2015, will be a day long remembered: The second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered.

The two-minute video for the movie — which premieres in theaters Friday, December 18, 2015 — opens with a downed Imperial Star Destroyer, half buried in a desert; the charred remains of Darth Vader’s helmet; someone’s metallic hand being placed on R2-D2; and someone handing another person a lightsaber. 575 more words

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Hark! The Herald! (Sigma Delta Chi Awards Edition)

From our Walt Whitman desk

Well, the Society of Professional Journalists has announced its annual Sigma Delta Chi awards, and the Boston Herald exercised great restraint by waiting until… 125 more words

Freelance journalism is the future

Did you know that 1 in 3 American workers are freelancers?

That stat is about the overall workforce, but journalism definitely isn’t exempt. There are 30 percent less full-time journalists today than in 2000, according to Pews’ … 531 more words