As part of its investigative series on international reporting about Egypt, iMediaEthics found that The New York Times Cairo Bureau Chief David Kirkpatrick has failed to interview sources featured in headlines and give them the right of reply. (via iMediaEthics)
Reporters often will go back in the internal files to check on past stories to find such information as a number or a past quote. This is one of the reasons it is so important to correct all significant factual errors is so they do not get repeated in future stories. (via The Globe and Mail)
John Birt, the former director general of the BBC, has said the government should no longer have any say in the running of the World Service after its funding was taken over by the BBC. (via The Guardian)
For all our progress in digital journalism, we sometimes still neglect one of its most basic tools: the link. Links provide background information, buttress our reporting, point to related material, aid search and help ensure proper credit and attribution. They are easy to include and cost nothing. (via Poynter)
December 16 – 19: The EJN will be hosting the ACJA visit to London. Delegation members will visit The Guardian, The Thomson Foundation, National Union of Journalist, IMPRESS, Independent Press Standards Organisation and the BBC.
We invite you to present your abstract to the III International Conference on Media Ethics, that will take place at the School of Communication of the University of Seville on the 24th, 25th and 26th of March 2015. The abstract should be 500 words maximum and the deadline to submit ends on 15th January 2015. And the deadline to submit the full paper is 28th Februrary 2015.
This international conference is organized by the University of Seville and the Autonoma University of the Mexican State (UAEM). The conference will have parallel session in English and Spanish. For further information about sub-themes, criteria and process visit www.congreso.us.es/mediaethics