Ethical Journalism Newsletter: December 4, 2015



Readers’ editors – Do they matter?

Chris Elliot, the readers’ editor at The Guardian, discusses the commercial and ethical case for self-regulation.

In the third of the Ethical Journalism Network’s series of lectures at the Journalism Department of City University London on 2nd December 2015, Chris Elliott the readers’ editor at The Guardian discussed the commercial as well as ethical case for media groups to exercise self-regulation.

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Ethical journalism as an inspiration for responsible communications

Joining the European Commission’s Media Literacy Expert Group on media literacy, freedom, pluralism and ethics.

Debates over media literacy and how to increase it need to reach a wider audience; this was the message the Ethical Journalism’s Network’s director, Aidan White, brought to the European Commission’s meeting of the media literacy expert group earlier this week. Aidan’s presentation focused on “Ethical journalism as an inspiration for responsible communications”.

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Newsonomics: Marty Baron shines a new Spotlight on journalism

“We have to communicate to the public that we are essential. We have to do that through our work, not just through writing columns saying, ‘Boy, you know, you’re going to miss us if we’re not around.’” (Read the full article on Neiman Lab)

Pew study shows retreat from regional news among D.C. press corps

The rise of niche publications with a smaller reach but providing specialised content has led to the Washington press corps becoming increasingly fragmented says a new report from the Pew Research Center. (Read the full article on Poynter).

IJNet is hiring an editor for their English language website

Find out more about the position by going to the IJNet website.


Ethical Journalism Lecture Series at City University London

In case you missed the previous event in our series at City University you can catch up with the previous talk here: Channel 4’s Dorothy Byrne delivers talk, Living with a TV Regulator.

The EJN has a new LinkedIn profile

As well as our closed group for debates and discussion the EJN now has a company profile on LinkedIn. Please follow us for regular updates about our work and about ethical news. Go to to find out more.