Ethical Journalism Newsletter: June 16, 2015


Ethical Journalism News And Debates

Report: One-third of readers disappointed or deceived by sponsored content

About a third of news consumers in both the United States and the United Kingdom feel tricked or let down by sponsored content or native advertising, according to a new report released this evening by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. (Read more on Poynter)

Digital safety tips for journalists covering the Baku 2015 European Games

Journalists covering the Baku 2015 European Games may be subject to surveillance by the Azeri security services if they trespass the limits and boundaries fixed by their official accreditation to cover other issues than the Baku 2015 European Games. Alan Pearce, a journalist and author specialising in cyber-security and counter-surveillance, provides some top tips and spy-proof measures on how to keep your activities to yourself. (Read more on IFEX)

When pictures pose problems for an image-conscious public

It is a seeming paradox that while the proliferation of images on social media suggests we care less about privacy, at the same time many people are more aware of where they think the line should be drawn. All journalists need to be more aware of their responsibilities in this regard. (Read more on The Guardian)

Sunday Times report claiming China and Russia have accessed Snowden files comes under fire

A Sunday Times story claiming Russia and China have accessed the Snowden files has been described as a “spectacular coincidence” by Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti. (Read more on Press Gazette)

Ipso considers arbitration scheme covering defamation and privacy

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) is considering whether to launch an arbitration scheme to settle legal complaints involving defamation or privacy, among other issues. On Monday, the press regulator is expected to launch a three-month consultation into whether, and how, such a scheme should be run amid increasing criticism of the costs and complexities of seeking redress. (Read more on The Guardian)


Conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict

June 15 – 16, 2015: Conditions for members of the media have deteriorated sharply the past decades, journalists are increasingly being singled out and attacked for what they write and say. Especially worrisome is the situation for journalists reporting from conflict zones around the world – they face grave threats to their own lives on a daily basis. For details see the OSCE website.

Trauma Journalism: Training for educators

October 15 -17, 2015: This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work. For details see the RJI website.

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