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November 16, 2022

Podcast: Troubling Trends in True Crime

The "true crime" genre continues to trend upwards in terms of production, consumption, and financial gain. But for journalists, is engaging with this genre ethical?

July 27, 2022

Podcast: Should Media Censor Dead Bodies On Television for Children?

Children in America today learn about lockdowns, not talking to strangers, and the meaning of death. But with school shootings on the rise, should dead children on television be part of that education?

July 20, 2022

Podcast: Showing Diversity in Broadcast News

Newsrooms across the country have pledged increased diversity and inclusion in their newsrooms. But are they willing to do so […]

July 20, 2022

Podcast: When Should Journalists Allow Sources to Remain Anonymous?

We often hear of anonymous sources in the context of an undercover source with dirt. Deeply entrenched, or in the […]

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July 19, 2022

Podcast: The Enduring Impact of Food Lion v. ABC Primetime Live

When is it okay for journalists to go undercover for a story? Where is the line between the individual right to privacy and the press’ right to gather news? Can the courts hold the press to its ethical standards? These are some of the questions raised by the Food Lion vs. ABC Primetime case from July 1995. Unfortunately, there seem to be no more clear answers today than there were more than 25 years ago.