Ethical Journalism Newsletter: June 23, 2015


Ethical Journalism News And Debates

Should NPR be calling the attack in Charleston ‘terrorism’?

Is the killing of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. on Wednesday night “terrorism” and should NPR be calling it such? (Read more on NPR)

Weighing the rights of “accidental journalists”

The citizen journalist has the intent to report on something, while the “accidental journalist” is a bystander who was in the right place at the right time and captured something newsworthy. Many situations could see overlap between these categories, but the distinction is clear. Should an accidental journalist receive the same type of protection as a regular journalist when publishing their news or footage? (Read more on Global Voices)

When should journalists take on the role of activists?

Are journalists who are silent on issues of privacy and net neutrality doing their jobs correctly? (Read more on

Immersive journalism: The future of reporting or an ethical minefield?

Virtual reality is coming to the newsroom and bringing with it questions about presence and empathy. (Read more on Alphr)

Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

Journalist is released without charge after he was arrested in Berlin on Saturday at Egypt’s request. (Read more on The Guardian)

Israel withdraws video cartoon that mocked foreign correspondents

The South Park-style video, which suggested that international correspondents who covered the conflict were guilty of naive reporting, outraged members of the Foreign Press Association. (Read more on The Guardian)

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