journalism ethics (Page 4)

Photo Edited by Lilian Manansala Race track photo by Suwatwongkham [iStock Getty Images] and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during 2020 general elections [Lilian Manansala]

January 2, 2021

Choosing Process over Policy: The Unavoidability of Horserace Journalism

Horserace journalism dominates election coverage — is that an ethical problem that the media should solve or a natural news and political phenomenon?

November 11, 2020

Video Commentary: When Journalists Becoming Unwitting Tools of Russian Interference

The Internet Research Agency (IRA) has infiltrated American social media in order to sow mistrust, widen divisions, and interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. Lilian Manansala discusses the ethical dilemma of journalists not checking sources only to find out later they utilized posts tweeted by Russian bots. 

November 4, 2020

Podcast: ‘Writer’s Bloc’ on the Rights of a Private Citizen with AIDS

If a community fears a threat like AIDS, does that justify putting someone who has contracted it in the public eye? In this episode of Writer's Bloc, Lilian Manansala and Corina Garcia discuss whether Lithuanian paper Lietuvos Rytas, violated the rights of private citizen Laimutis Armoniene when they published that he had HIV. Was the public’s right to know paramount over his right to privacy?

October 26, 2020

Podcast: ‘Fourth Estate’ On The Ethics Of A Pen Name

The ethics of investigative Journalist Claudio Gatti in revealing the identity of famed Italian author Elena Ferrante.

Anas at 2018 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana [Photo credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen]

October 21, 2020

‘Name, Shame, and Jail:’ The signature of the most renowned journalist in Africa

No one has seen his face, but Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative reporting on corruption has made him a legendary journalist and a lauded hero in his country Ghana.