Ethical Journalism Newsletter: March 24, 2015

 

Ethical Journalism News And Debates

Video: Transparency in ownership

How can the public trust media if they don’t know who are the owners and who the journalists are really speaking for? The EJN Board Members discuss how conflicts of interest damage journalism. Watch the video.

“Britain needs migrants,” say Sun editor

In my time as Sun editor I maligned minorities. But I’ve come to realise how language demeans incomers. (via The Guardian)

On the labelling of sponsored content

Lack of transparency, deliberate or otherwise, is exacerbated online where native content is often seen in-stream or discovered via a search engine where the name of the trusted publisher might be immediately apparent but the source contributor is not. The solution is to “label the hell” out of branded content. (via The Guardian)

Crowdsourcing, social media and investigative journalism

The one thing that citizen journalism has brought is a watchdog role over journalism itself, which if anything enhances the reputation of journalism. (via The Online Journalism Blog)

Macedonian journalist describes how it feels to be subject of state surveillance

Prominent investigative journalist Meri Jordanovska wrote a testimony about her experience on receiving evidence that she was one of allegedly twenty thousand individuals who have been subjected to state surveillance in Macedonia. (via Global Voices)