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Conflict of Interest: What Does it Mean?

By Nancy Matchett

A reporter who covers town meetings wonders whether it is appropriate to pursue a relationship with a councilmember’s daughter.

A community activist learns that the editor of the local newspaper plans to run for town supervisor, and asks whether this is OK. 508 more words


ACP, CMA stand behind terminated Northern Michigan U. student newspaper adviser

Originally published by the Student Press Law Center on April 10, 2015.

MICHIGAN — A week after the student newspaper adviser at Northern Michigan University was terminated, the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association have joined the list of organizations calling for her reinstatement. 189 more words

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SPJ: Journalists Often Face Stonewalling at Science Agencies, New Survey Finds

I don’t think anyone is suprised by this study but it is always nice to know you aren’t the only one having a hard time reaching supposedly open scientists paid with tax money to find the truth about the world in which we live. 111 more words

Journalism Ethics and Your Artwork

I come out of publishing.  Years ago I worked as the Assistant to the Publisher at a paper in Washington DC called Federal Computer Week… 584 more words

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SPJ says student newspaper board at Northern Michigan U. violated adviser’s First Amendment rights in termination

Originally published by the Student Press Law Center on April 7, 2015.

MICHIGAN — The board of directors of the student newspaper at Northern Michigan University violated the First Amendment rights of the news organization’s editorial adviser when it declined to renew her contract last week, according to a Society of Professional Journalists statement calling for her reinstatement. 731 more words

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Ethics of Promoting Advertisers

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives

By Casey Bukro

An assignment editor for a New York television station said that management is directing the news staff to give favorable “news” coverage to local advertisers.

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Spending the day with the Society of Professional Journalists

While you were away (and we were away) over spring break, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted its Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards and conference. 457 more words