journalism ethics

What the latest Project Veritas flop can teach us about undercover media work.
Jack Shafer
Project Veritas went undercover and got buried in its own muck this week. Although the organization garnered few defenders inside or outside of journalism, its nutty ploy reprised the century-and-half-old debate over the uses of this kind of deception in reporting. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/30/fourth-estate-project-veritas-james-okeefe-215991
Seow Ting Lee
This article discusses journalistic deception and why it is used.
Walter Goodman
Walter Goodman argues if deceptive practices in journalism are ever justified.
Colman McCarthy
Colman McCarthy discusses journalists' deceptive methods of reporting.
Sandra Davidson
Sandra Davidson discusses the significance of numerous investigative reporting cases.
Felicity Barringer
Journalists discuss the methods they use to get the best story.
Terry Tang
The use of deception is questioned once again regarding ABC's Food Lion expose.
Celia W. Dugger
Celia W. Dugger debates the ethics of the press examining the life of a public figure.
Kathy English
Toronto Star public editor Kathy English discusses Dale Brazao's nursing home assignment and the ethics of going undercover.
Solving the press’s credit problem
Adam Reilly
Prompted by the Washington Post's coverage of the Walter Reed facilities, Adam Reilly at the Boston Phoenix writes an article about the dubious ethics of giving credit among journalists. Crediting the reporting of your predecessors can sometimes be of vital importance to the covered story and its claims to truth.
Byron Calame
Written by The New York Time's public editor, this article explores why the paper was silent about Walter Reed for more than a week after The Washington Post broke the story.
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