Ethical Journalism Newsletter: October 9, 2015

 

Ethical News And Debates

EJN Programme Puts Ethical Journalism in the Frontline of the Fight for Free Expression

The Ethical Journalism Network is working on a new programme to use models of ethical journalism as an inspiration for public policy aiming to improve public communications, particularly online.

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AP to Create Data Journalism Best Practices

The Associated Press announced plans to create guidelines for data journalism, thanks to a new chunk of funding from the Knight Foundation. (Read more on iMediaEthics)

Twitter: Curators Are Not Reporters

Twitter does not consider the staffers responsible for maintaining the company’s new curation feature to be reporters, the social network announced Tuesday in a list of rules and regulations governing the product. (Read more on Poynter)

Research: Regional Publishers May Be Risking Their Sources And Their Brands

Local journalists don’t know how to protect their social media accounts, or the law regarding sources, and they don’t know what their employers are doing about online security. (Read more on The Online Journalism Blog)

Facing The Challenge Of Reporting And Keeping At-Risk Sources Safe

Journalists are not the only ones who risk their lives on assignments. How can reporters keep sources safe while still getting the story? (Read more on NPR)

Events

October 28: Journalism and Ethics in a World of Toxic Information

In this first of a series of three talks from EJN leaders, Aidan White explains why journalism is not free expression, how we can turn down the volume of hateful communications, and why value-based journalism is a key to responsible communications in the world at large. The event will be held in London at City University.

Click here to reserve your place.