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New York Review of Books editor out, Anchor apologizes for Brett Kavanaugh Facebook post, NYTimes photo caption mixes up...
09/21/2018
New York Review of Books editor out, Anchor apologizes for Brett Kavanaugh Facebook post, NYTimes photo caption mixes up Angela Bassett & Omarosa

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New York Review of Books Editor Out after Jian Ghomeshi article New York Review of Books editor Ian Buruma is out at the magazine, the New York Times reported. However, “it was unclear if Mr. Buruma resigned or was fired,” the Times said. iMediaEthics has written to the Review to ask about that ...

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02/17/2012
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01/27/2012
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12/27/2011

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Should Campus newspapers delete Student Petty Crimes stories? A Case Study of Ten College Newspapers
12/22/2011
Should Campus newspapers delete Student Petty Crimes stories? A Case Study of Ten College Newspapers

Should Campus newspapers delete Student Petty Crimes stories? A Case Study of Ten College Newspapers

Editor's Note: Many college newspapers publish police blotters, which in today's online world, link students to their youthful indiscretions permanently. Often, these crimes are non-violent. Should college newspapers give students a second chance and agree to unpublish names from their blotters? ...

12/22/2011
iMediaEthics' Top 10 Columns & News Stories

iMediaEthics' Top 10 Columns & News Stories

See our top ten most read 2011 columns, investigations, and book reviews: 10. Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone's Graphic Novel Approach to Journalism: Our Oct. 3 story reviewed NPR's Brooke Gladstone's recent book The Influencing Machine and included a Q & A with Gladstone. Gladstone's book...

12/19/2011
Massachusetts Community Newspaper on Why it used Anonymous Sources

Massachusetts Community Newspaper on Why it used Anonymous Sources

The editor of a Massachusetts community newspaper, the Gloucester Times, explained to readers in a Dec. 17 column why the newspaper used anonymous sources in two of the newspaper's stories the previous week. The Gloucester Times is a daily community newspaper with a circulation of about 8,000 cop...

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12/19/2011
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12/15/2011
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12/13/2011
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12/11/2011
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12/08/2011
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12/05/2011
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12/02/2011

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12/02/2011
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12/02/2011
imediaethics History & Background

See here (http://bit.ly/u6RAkp) why we changed the name of the site, what's new, who we are, and more. New site has stories organized by place, person, news outlet, etc, and a new section for educators. Let us know what you think of the new site! Thanks!

imediaethics History & Background adjunct journalism lecturer at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa,

12/02/2011

Excited to announce that our website re-design & re-naming is launched! StinkyJournalism has been re-named to imediaethics! Check it out: www.imediaethics.org

11/29/2011

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11/26/2011
PCC Rules Magazine Should Have Contacted Article's Subject Before Publication-

PCC Rules Magazine Should Have Contacted Article's Subject Before Publication-

UK print regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission upheld a complaint against UK magazine Woman for the magazine's March 2011 "first-person story about a custody battle," Journalism.co.uk reported. The March 14 article, "I'm Scared I'll Never See My Little Boy Again," was written by a woman n...

At Least 4 Ombudsmen Address Reporting on Sandusky Allegations
11/26/2011
At Least 4 Ombudsmen Address Reporting on Sandusky Allegations

At Least 4 Ombudsmen Address Reporting on Sandusky Allegations

At least four ombudsman or readers' editors addressed standards in reporting related to the accusations of sexual assault by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. At the heart of the issue for three of the ombudsmen -- NPR's, the New York Times', and the Los Angeles Times' --...

11/26/2011
RTE to Repeat Libel Apology to Father Kevin Reynolds, Ireland's Broadcasting Authority to Investigat

RTE to Repeat Libel Apology to Father Kevin Reynolds, Ireland's Broadcasting Authority to Investigat

RTE is apologizing again for its libelous claims that a Catholic priest raped "an underage girl" and fathered her child. RTE also issued a statement Nov. 23 calling the error "the most serious editorial question that has arisen since the late 1960s." According to the Irish Times, the repeated ap...

11/25/2011
BRIEFS: Societe Generale to Sue Mail on Sunday

BRIEFS: Societe Generale to Sue Mail on Sunday

Media Briefs... Societe Generale to Sue Mail on Sunday Société Générale has filed a libel lawsuit after the Mail on Sunday wrongly reported that the European bank is "on the brink of disaster" this summer, the Guardian reported. As StinkyJournalism wrote, the Mail on Sunday retracted an...

Australian Media Inquiry Calls for Stronger Press Council
11/24/2011
Australian Media Inquiry Calls for Stronger Press Council

Australian Media Inquiry Calls for Stronger Press Council

The chairman of an Australian government inquiry into print media standards suggested that the council start to address all media complaints and that the press council fine journalists and news outlets if they break journalism standards, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The Press Council's cha...

Guardian Apologizes for Wrong Claim that The Sun Tried to Interview Leveson Lawyer
11/24/2011
Guardian Apologizes for Wrong Claim that The Sun Tried to Interview Leveson Lawyer

Guardian Apologizes for Wrong Claim that The Sun Tried to Interview Leveson Lawyer

The Guardian apologized to News International for its front-page report claiming the company had a Sun journalist "doorstep a barrister involved in the Leveson Inquiry," Press Gazette reported. According to the BBC's editorial guidelines, doorstepping is the term for an uninvited or unsolicited inte...

BRIEFS:  Woman Posing as Bloomberg Spokesperson Tricks Media
11/23/2011
BRIEFS: Woman Posing as Bloomberg Spokesperson Tricks Media

BRIEFS: Woman Posing as Bloomberg Spokesperson Tricks Media

Media Briefs... Woman Posing as Bloomberg Spokesperson Tricks Media The media was tricked by a woman posing as a spokesperson for New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, the New York Post reported. The woman identified herself as Mary DeBlase and reportedly claimed to "at least one" report...

UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -
11/23/2011
UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK attorney general Dominic Grieve is starting "proceedings for possible contempt of court" charges against the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror for their June 24 articles on Levi Bellfield, the Guardian and Journalism.co.uk reported. In question is both newspapers' reporting on Bellfield, the m...

UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -
11/23/2011
UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK attorney general Dominic Grieve is starting "proceedings for possible contempt of court" charges against the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror for their June 24 articles on Levi Bellfield, the Guardian and Journalism.co.uk reported. In question is both newspapers' reporting on Bellfield, the m...

11/23/2011
UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK Newspapers Accused of Contempt of Court -

UK attorney general Dominic Grieve is starting "proceedings for possible contempt of court" charges against the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror for their June 24 articles on Levi Bellfield, the Guardian and Journalism.co.uk reported. In question is both newspapers' reporting on Bellfield, the m...

BRIEFS:    ESPN's Lee Corso Apologizes for Saying Expletive on GameDay Program
11/22/2011
BRIEFS: ESPN's Lee Corso Apologizes for Saying Expletive on GameDay Program

BRIEFS: ESPN's Lee Corso Apologizes for Saying Expletive on GameDay Program

Media Briefs... ESPN's Lee Corso Apologizes for Saying Expletive on GameDay Program Yahoo News criticized ESPN's Lee Corso for using the f-word during an on-air Game Day segment. Corso later apologized, according to Yahoo News. Corso claimed he "got a bit excited" and said "I can promi...

Alan Behr, a journalist, leading intellectual property lawyer and partner at the firm Alston & Bird, weighs in on the Ro...
11/21/2011
L'Affaire Romenesko: A Legal Perspective on Plagiarism and Copyright

Alan Behr, a journalist, leading intellectual property lawyer and partner at the firm Alston & Bird, weighs in on the Romenesko resignation.

Editor's Note: Jim Romenesko's Nov. 10 resignation from Poynter over his failure to put quotation marks around material written by others in his aggregation posts prompted questions about plagiarism, attribution, copyright infringement and internet ethics standards. StinkyJournalism asked Alan Behr...

Did Pakistan's The Daily Express Break Off-the-Record Agreement?
11/21/2011
Did Pakistan's The Daily Express Break Off-the-Record Agreement?

Did Pakistan's The Daily Express Break Off-the-Record Agreement?

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN--To violate off-the-record agreements for information and sources is an ethical violation according to the principles and values of journalism, but it happens alll too frequently in countries like Pakistan where the reporters and editors sometimes still fail to differentiate betw...

BRIEFS: CBS-Money Watch Commentary on Wall Street Protests Sexist
11/19/2011
BRIEFS: CBS-Money Watch Commentary on Wall Street Protests Sexist

BRIEFS: CBS-Money Watch Commentary on Wall Street Protests Sexist

Media Briefs... COMMENTARAY: CBS's Commentary on Wall Street Protests Sexist StinkyJournalism is shocked and disappointed to see the sexist and cavalier commentary by CBS MoneyWatch's Alain Sherter published on CBSNews.com's website. The story reads: "Confronted by two topless yo...

Julian Assange Appeals to UK Supreme Court over Extradition to Sweden
11/19/2011
Julian Assange Appeals to UK Supreme Court over Extradition to Sweden

Julian Assange Appeals to UK Supreme Court over Extradition to Sweden

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is appealing the Nov. 2 ruling that he must be extradited to Sweden to face questions in two sexual assault cases. According to the Associated Press, the UK Judicial Office confirmed that Assange filed an appeals application to the UK Supreme Court. In February 2011, t...

11/19/2011
Reuters Defends, Re-Assigns Reporter Who Also Works for Yemen's President

Reuters Defends, Re-Assigns Reporter Who Also Works for Yemen's President

Reuters is defending one of its reporters in Yemen, Mohamed Sudam, after it was revealed that he also works for the Yemeni president, the New York Times reported. However, the news outlet did later re-assign Sudam following the patently obvious questions of conflict of interest. Sudam has been w...

Patch.com Article Promotes Writer's Business, No Disclosure Originally on Article
11/18/2011
Patch.com Article Promotes Writer's Business, No Disclosure Originally on Article

Patch.com Article Promotes Writer's Business, No Disclosure Originally on Article

Journalism ethics codes call for the lines between editorial and advertising to be clear. But, a Nov. 13 post on Patch.com in Decatur-Avondale Estates, Georgia seems to more than blur that line. The post, "Don't make Energy Efficient Improvements Blindly," by Joe Thomas (see here) advises reader...

MSNBC Licensed Conrad Murray Documentary, Got Promo Exclusive Interview?
11/17/2011
MSNBC Licensed Conrad Murray Documentary, Got Promo Exclusive Interview?

MSNBC Licensed Conrad Murray Documentary, Got Promo Exclusive Interview?

MSNBC is rejecting accusations that it engaged in checkbook journalism to get an interview with Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Michael Jackson's 2009 death, the Hollywood Reporter wrote. October Films produced a documentary on Murray which MSNBC...

California Students Complain that Student Newspaper the Koala Harasses
11/17/2011
California Students Complain that Student Newspaper the Koala Harasses

California Students Complain that Student Newspaper the Koala Harasses

StinkyJournalism wrote in February about student-run newspaper the Koala, which published a graphic doctored photo and headline criticizing a student. The Koala is a tabloid newspaper published at San Diego State, UC San Diego and most recently Cal State San Marcos, according to the North County Ti...

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