Class notes: April 16

ETHICS: p. 326 in Carole Rich textbook

http://sites.dlib.nyu.edu/undercover/sites/dlib.nyu.edu.undercover/files/documents/uploads/editors/ChiSunTimes_1978Nov12_1.pdf

The Poynter Institute Model

Robert M. Steele, The Poynter Institute’s expert in ethical issues, suggests that journalists ask these questions before making decisions in ethical dilemmas:

Why am I concerned about this story, photo or graphic?

What is the news? What good would publication do?

Is the information complete and accurate, to the best of my knowledge?

Am I missing an important point of view?

What does my reader need to know?

How would I feel if the story or photo were about me or a member of my family?

What are the likely consequences of publication? What good or harm could result?

What are my alternatives?

Will I be able to clearly and honestly explain my decision to anyone who challenges it?

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Was the NYTimes right to publish an anonymous Op-Ed about resistance from within the Trump administration?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/reader-center/anonymous-op-ed-trump.html

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