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Posts by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

About Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan is the Newmark Foundation chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute.
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Rex Tillerson’s poor 'tone at the top' on press freedom sets a dangerous precedent

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon CEO, is undoubtedly familiar with "tone at the top," a term coined by audit firms and drilled home by business ethicists in the wake of financial scandals at Xerox, Enron and Arthur Andersen. When corporate leaders fail to model tone at the top by upholding principles, corners are cut … Read More
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Are Kevin Deutsch’s stories too good to be true? A reminder to check sources and keep notes

Public trust in journalism has been dwindling for years, long before Donald Trump proved it’s possible to win voters no matter how many Pinocchios or Pants on Fire ratings the fact-checkers dished out. Newsroom leaders have good reason to worry about the pandemic of hoax stories spread by click-seeking profiteers and partisans that poses an existential threat … Read More
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