Ethics & Trust

Poynter's Coverage of Ethics & Trust

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington,  en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With a new president sworn in, should journalists now ignore Trump?

Privacy voting booths are set up six-feet away from each other in the worship center of the Highland Colony Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Miss., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Most news industry workers believe polls are overused and unreliable, Medill survey finds

Armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Concerns over security at Michigan’s Capitol building have reignited after the U.S. Capitol came under attack by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters last week. In Michigan, concealed and open carry firearms are allowed in the Capitol. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Ethical practices are changing as a result of the increase in threats to journalists

Registered nurse Carol Eickmeyer flexes her arm in celebration after getting the first vaccination for the coronavirus at Sacred Heart RiverBend Hospital in Springfield, Ore. Monday Dec. 21, 2020. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, Pool)

The media needs to get the vaccination story right

A supporter of President Donald Trump chants outside the Senate Gallery inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Should journalists play a role in identifying rioters?

The House Chamber is empty after a hasty evacuation as protesters tried to break into the chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The institutions of government will be more locked off from the public because of today’s attack on the Capitol