Articles about "Best Practices: Ethics and Diversity"


Photographers take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama after he announced live on television the death of Osama bin Laden, from the East Room of the White House in Washington May 1, 2011. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Reuters, AP photojournalists describe staging of Obama photo

Editor’s note: On May 12, news broke that the White House had decided to stop its practice of re-enacting photos for still photographers. Our story on that decision is here. Below is Poynter.org’s original story on this issue.

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Barroom meetings one way St. Louis Beacon engages people where they really are

When the St. Louis Beacon launched three years ago, its staff made a conscious effort to get out into the community. They wanted to engage with readers not just online, but in person — at museums, coffee shops and hipster … Read more

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4 years, 150 stories later, Pulitzer finalist recognized for investigating Louisiana Klan murder

For four years, Stanley Nelson has investigated the death of Frank Morris, a shoe repairman who died from fatal burns after his shop was torched in 1964.

As editor of The Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday, La., Nelson has written more Read more

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Coverage of Japanese citizens’ ‘stoic’ response to tragedy both accurate, stereotypical

A master narrative has developed around the media’s coverage of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, leading us to believe that there are cultural roots in the Japanese citizens’ stoic response to all the horrors of the past few weeks.… Read more

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Authorities say an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in this abandoned trailer in Cleveland, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

New York Times follow-up on Cleveland, Texas rape story corrects, repeats original mistakes

In a follow-up story, The New York Times has offered new context while also repeating some of the same mistakes it made in its previous coverage of an 11-year-old Texas girl who was allegedly raped by 19 young men.… Read more

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Upcoming chat: How to bring new ideas, people to journalism conversations

When finding speakers for journalism talks, it’s easy to turn to the usual suspects — well-known journalists who appear regularly on panels related to their expertise. It’s more challenging to step outside your network and find new, diverse speakers who … Read more

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10 ways to find stories other journalists are missing

Bringing diversity to our storytelling has to be an intentional act — one that requires strong leadership and coaching. Finding untold stories, covering hidden communities, making sure our source lists capture wide-ranging perspectives and experiences — these things don’t always … Read more

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Live Blogging Holovaty, Steiger & Cohen at Kent State Ethics Workshop

By Jeremy Gilbert
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Jan Leach

The “NEXT Ethics?” Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, hosted by the Kent State University school of Journalism and Mass Communication, will bring together professional journalists, professors and students to engage in a … Read more

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Journalists Share Disclaimers about What They Endorse on Twitter, Facebook

Reporters who follow their sources’ activities on Facebook are finding ways to explain that the relationships are just business.

Leslie Perales, local editor of Patch.com’s site in Herndon, Va., has this high on her Facebook page: “Full disclosure: … Read more

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How to Report on Quran Burning and Other Hate Speech

By now it’s clear that the Rev. Terry Jones is a lone voice with a tiny following. On any given Sunday he has 50 worshipers, according to reporters who have attended his services. Far from being the leader of a Read more

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