Tag Archives: Journalism ethics

Seven laws of journalism we should know…

By RACHEL JANOSEC I was searching across the Internet for recent news on journalism and journalists and came upon an article about the laws of journalism and found it very interesting. The article discussed seven laws that journalists must know … Continue reading

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Rules change for journalists as social media evolves

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Browsing through the Internet this afternoon, I came across a very interesting article discussing the relationship between social media and journalists. The article titled “Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed,” drove home a very important … Continue reading

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Reporters and police: A misunderstood relationship

By SAIRA SUMBAL “A lot of journalists end up marrying police officers and paramedics.” Bam. This was the reply I got when asking a mentor of mine on the relationship between the police and reporters. My initial intention of asking … Continue reading

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What young journalists can learn from ‘All the President’s Men’

By SAIRA SUMBAL A movie that every American and, better yet, every journalist, should see: “All the President’s Men.” The 1976 movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, and won two. And aside from Bob Woodward’s suave haircut (played … Continue reading

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Social media should not diminish the value of journalism

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Since the beginning of its existence, the Internet has been infamous for giving its users what they want – news, shopping, recipes, gossip and social media – in an instant. Journalists have also taken advantage of … Continue reading

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How TED provides depth to a reporter’s story

By SAIRA SUMBAL Your ability to report a story is heavily defined by the type of investment you make in improving your intellect. Yep, I said it, and I probably sounded like a professor you had in college (because I … Continue reading

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Project Vote strives to empower youthful voters

By ELIZABETH DE ARMAS Every four years, many Americans look forward to election season because they get to exercise their right to vote. The Republican and Democrat national conventions, advertisements, commercials, presidential debates, and candidate signs on lawns are constantly … Continue reading

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Does your awesome writing matter, if you can’t report?

By SAIRA SUMBAL I recently had the pleasure of having a brief, but interesting, conversation with an editor from a national online men’s lifestyle magazine.  What was most striking about what she had to say? Journalism isn’t about writing, it’s … Continue reading

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Poll shows American public trusts news media less

By NICKY DIAZ Seems like most of the U.S. isn’t on good terms with the news media nowadays. According to a new poll by Gallup, 60 percent of Americans have little to no trust in the media – TV, newspapers, … Continue reading

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Published images of Muhammad raise ethical questions

By RACHEL JANOSEC Ethical issues fill the journalistic world around us. One of the recurring issues is deciding whether to publish an article/picture or not. As a journalist, it is your job to report the news to the public. But, … Continue reading

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New media in political elections: A journalist’s friend?

By SAIRA SUMBAL So you’re an undecided voter for the presidential 2012 election. And as this election year has progressed, you have been exposed to a plethora of advertisements.  You know, the advertisements that usually end with “I’m X candidate, … Continue reading

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Journalism meets non-profits with grants and other support

By MELISSA CASTILLO Among the reasons print publications have fallen under the shadows of social media are the advertisers going where the public’s attention goes, including a variety of online sites. Facebook and Twitter are leaders among media used for … Continue reading

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Should Times have blown cover on anti-terror operation?

By REBECCA LATTANZIO Any journalist or aspiring journalist out there would argue that the public has a “right to know.” Ideally, it is what drives the journalism profession. This sense of duty to keep the public informed and act as … Continue reading

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Trauma journalism requires sensitivity, judgment

By ROBBIE SHIVER With the recent tragedy occurring right here on the campus of University of Miami, I think it’s important to talk about one of the toughest jobs a journalist has to do: reporting a tragedy. The job is … Continue reading

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