Ethics & Trust

Poynter's Coverage of Ethics & Trust

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Does the mainstream media need to bring back the ombudsman to restore credibility and trust?

Headlines from U.S. news organizations (Screenshots)

Immigration coverage needs more nuanced language

Ad Fontes' media bias chart, left, and AllSides' media bias chart, right. Larger versions are available to view below and on each organization's website.

Should you trust media bias charts?

From left to right, Virginian-Pilot reporters Saleen Martin, Ana Ley and Denise Watson. All three have dealt with harassment and abuse after writing about issues of race. (Photo: Virginian-Pilot photographer Thé N. Pham)

When writing about race, abuse follows. Especially for journalists of color and women.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference before the opening of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York on Feb. 24.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)

Despite claims of otherwise, the ‘mainstream media’ is covering the Cuomo story

Hmong community organizer Ze Thao, second from right, address a Black Lives Matter rally for George Floyd at the Minneapolis State Capitol on May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

A rule for good journalism: What is missing from this story?