Inside look at reporters on the outside

In a tweet today, our colleague Simon Perez brought to our attention a story by media reporter Paul Farhi of The Washington Post, “Why Journalists Need to Practice What They Preach.” The piece is straightforward. When they’re on the other side of a microphone or press pad, reporters can be as thin-skinned, controlling and paranoid as […]

Favoritism vs news judgment

When assessing content, if you must think too long about whether something is fair, then it probably is not, and you should redirect your energy into making it fair. Fairness has to do with being aware of and attentive to nuances, treating people with respect, and anticipating perceptions that readers will take away with them. […]

10 warning signs of an ethical issue

As newsrooms get leaner, there will be fewer people to turn to when issues arise that require conversation, communication and transparency. It’s a good time to share our 10 Warning Signs that a journalist is facing an ethical situation. This list comes from Strategy 39: Ethics, which is timeless. Every day, journalists face decisions that […]