What’s your stake in ethical decisions?

not teaching,still THINKING … When it comes to making ethical decisions, a good place to start is by considering three specific stakeholders and then asking yourself key questions about them. It’s a methodical process, and it works. First, the stakeholders: Audience. This includes your news consumers; your many sources; and your advertisers. Peers and profession. […]

Ethics: A matter of trust and honesty

Today’s topic in the editing class that I teach at the Newhouse School is “ethics.” This is one of my favorite topics, although it saddens me as well. Why? Because there are so many examples out there of people making unethical decisions or, worse, not taking ethics into consideration at all. I was struck last […]