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 […]