Ethics & Trust

Poynter's Coverage of Ethics & Trust


CMA is investigating its president after the Washington Square News student walk-out

As we learned in 2016, polls can be misleading and misunderstood. (AP Photos by Evan Vucci and Paul Sancya)

Reporting on polls? Here’s how to do it responsibly

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, center, fights his way through Oklahoma defenders for a touchdown in the first half of a game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2019.  Hubbard made headlines this year for his unusual outspokenness on social media criticizing his head coach. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Universities continue to block athletes from talking to the media. That’s got to stop.


How the journalism industry’s elitism locks out folks from underrepresented backgrounds

President Donald Trump talks with reporters at Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It’s time for journalism educators to rethink ‘objectivity’ and teach more about context

Bob Woodward speaks about his book, "FEAR: Trump in the White House," at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Oct. 15, 2018 in Coral Springs, Florida.(mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX)

Was it unethical for Bob Woodward to withhold Trump’s coronavirus interviews for months?