Ethics & Trust

Poynter's Coverage of Ethics & Trust

A portrait of Tyre Nichols is displayed at a memorial service for him on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols was killed during a traffic stop with Memphis Police on Jan. 7.  (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Video of Memphis police’s ‘excessive force’ against Tyre Nichols is coming. What should news outlets show?

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov in a game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

An NHL player refused to wear a jersey in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Sports media reaction was strong and swift.

Derek Myers stands outside the Pike County Courthouse in Waverly, Ohio, where the trial of George Wagner IV took place from September to December 2022. (Photo by Emanuella Grinberg)

When a journalist’s actions become the focus of a murder trial

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during a voting on a motion to adjourn after the 14th vote for speaker in the House chamber as the House meets for the fourth day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democracy in action or ‘C-SPAN gaze’: The cases for and against more cameras in the House chamber

Andrew DeVigal created these images using artificial intelligence. For the image at left, he used the AI prompt: digital nightmare. For the image at right, the prompts were: digital dream, smooth, pleasant, dreamy, muted aurora borealis. (Courtesy of Andrew DeVigal)

A news photo editor’s nightmare is an art director’s dream

The Parthenon in in Athens, Greece. (Louis Jacobson/PolitiFact)

Greeks don’t trust their media. Fact-checkers are trying to help