Getting it Right
As more and more newsrooms examine their policies in the wake of the recent industry shakeups, Poynter has compiled a collection of articles on related issues to consider. We welcome your links and suggestions for making this resource more robust.
· Anonymity: Father of Many a Sin
· Managing the Internet
· How'd You Get That? Narrative Journalists Weigh In
· Penn State University - Study on Credibility and Attribution
· CJR - Interviewing: Was This Food Fight Fair?
· Syracuse Post-Standard - Pitino, columnist explain misunderstanding in story
Bylines, Datelines, Credit Lines, Authorship
· Datelines, Bylines, Other Lines
· Chicago Tribune Datelines and Bylines Policies
· A Call for Bylines
· Bloomberg News Breaks with Tradition on Datelines Following Iraq War
· E&P - Papers clarify policies for contributers, bylines after Rick Bragg Controversy
· CQ - Editor's Notebook: The Reader's Pact
· Washington Post - How Did This Happen?
· Getting it Right: A Passion for Accuracy
· Correction confessions
· CJR - How accurate are your archives?
· OJR - The Corrector: Slipup.com
· ASNE - Getting a fix on online corrections
· Chicago Tribune - Telling readers the truth
· E&P - Why don’t readers report errors?
· The War on Errorism
· Report: Online News Widely Accepted as Credible
· Media Credibility Bibliography
· The Case for Credibility
· Credibility: Currency of the Business
· Press-Telegram - Do you trust the media?
· ASNE - Editors group releases preliminary journalism credibility study
· ASNE - San Jose Mercury News Checklist
· RTNDA - 2003 Local Television News Study of News Directors and the American Public
· USA Today - Trust in media keeps on slipping
· JobsPage - Credibility checklist
· The Line Between Fact and Fiction
· The First Peril: Fabrication
· Strib considers dropping ban on American Indian nicknames
· What's in a (Nick)name?
· SFGate - Lies, Damn Lies, and Jayson Blair's Lies
· ASNE - Details Matter: Accuracy
· JobsPage - Accuracy checklists
· Nieman Reports - Storytelling vs. Truth Telling
· MSNBC - A Correction: Not a Crisis
Grammar, Spelling, Typos
· A Capital Offense
· What It Takes
· English, Economist Style
· The Craft of Online Editing
· CJR - Language Corner
· Chicago Manual of Style Q&A
· CJR - Want to Work as an Editor? Your in Luck
· NY Times - The Bloody Crossroads of Grammar and Politics
· IBiblio.org - 44 Tips for Greater Accuracy
· L.A. Times Photographer Fired Over Altered Image
· A Trick of the Camera
· Magazine Covers: Photojournalism or Illustration?
· Missing Woman Stirs Dialog, Creates Policy at Journal-Constitution
· The Amazing Growing Sweater
· OJR - Image Swapping on the Front Lines
· LA Times - Editor's Note, Re: Brian Walski
· NPPA - Ethics in the Age of Digital Photography
· The Unoriginal Sin*
· Steal This Video
· CJR - The Boston Globe’s attribution policy
· CJR - Plagiarize, Plagiarize, Plagiarize... only be sure to call it research
· SPJ - SPJ Puts Spotlight on Plagiarism
· OJR - Want My Story? Help Yourself!
· San-Antonio Express News - Rivard: A commitment and a confession
· Slate - How To Curb the Plagiarism Epidemic
· Bridgewater College - Plagiarism in the News
· The Guide to Electronic Theses and Dissertations - Plagiarism Entries
· Brigham Young University - Newsnet returns awards due to flawed Web site
· Codes of Ethics and Beyond
· Inside The New York Times' Revised Code
· ASNE - Codes of Ethics
· NPPA Code of Ethics
· New York Times Ethics Policy
· RTNDA Code of Ethics
· Indiana University’s What is Plagiarism?
· Medill School of Journalism Policy on Academic Integrity
· Secondary & Post Secondary School Plagiarism Codes
Here are a few more non-traditional resources that may cook up some food for thought.
· Snopes - A resource for investigating urban legends.
· A Tissue of Lies - Index of the work of former journalist Stephen Glass.
· News Trolls - Index of journalism ethics events.
· Court Case - Spectrum, Inc. against the Minneapolis Star Tribune.