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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

December 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants have boards and professional groups that create standards, ensure the necessary knowledge is taught, test… Read more »

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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

August 12, 2016

I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.org and Wikipedia, but I’ve been fairly ignorant regarding related ethics, so … Poynter Institute has great online courses regarding journalism ethics, and, I’ve just gotten through the three most related ones, starting with the basics. I’ve learned… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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3 Suggestions From a News Consumer To Improve Today's News

April 8, 2016

I’ve been quietly chatting with editors, publishers, and journalists for over a decade, hearing the same concerns (and not generally not for attribution). Me, I’m only a news consumer, I just want news I can trust. (posted with permission of Scott Adams of Dilbert fame) I was really glad to hear from Erica Berger, writer… Read more »

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5 Signs That a Nonprofit is Fake

September 25, 2015

Last ten years, I’ve plunged into the world of philanthropy, and I’ve seen a lot of good people doing a lot of good for other people. However, I’ve been surprised, seriously shocked, to see a lot of fake nonprofits who exploit the misery of others to make a buck, and who take resources that might… Read more »

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Desperately seeking trustworthy news

August 3, 2015

Maybe I’m desperate for trustworthy news, and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently, that I missed on first reading. First, yes, I’m very much, and only a news consumer, and want to respect the boundary between consumer and news professional. I just want news I can trust. Several months ago I… Read more »

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