Ethics & Trust

Poynter's Coverage of Ethics & Trust

Police blotters from the St. Petersburg Times, clockwise from top left: Jan. 1, 1983; March 4, 1976; Oct. 4, 1983.

It’s time for journalism to break the cycle of crime reporting

The New York Times   building in New York (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)

Departing NYT columnist Frank Bruni: ‘I should say I’m sorry’

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The dangers and privileges of being a white Jewish journalist

A view of the P4 lab and the Wuhan Institute of Virology is seen after a visit by the World Health Organization team in Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

What we can learn from the media’s dismissal of the Wuhan lab theory

A protester holds a "Latinx 4 BLM" sign during the "March of Silence," a demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter, on June 12, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. (VDB Photos/Shutterstock)

Latinx, POC and BIPOC are words trying to solve a bigger problem in journalism

In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 file photo, demonstrators chant, at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

How local news in Philadelphia covered the George Floyd protests