Category: Miscellaneous columns

Ethics of poverty coverage

There is historical precedent for the critique known as poverty porn, in this case the objection that contemporary media are drawn to the slow-motion collapse of Detroit by the unsavory appeal of a picturesque and compelling misery.

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Why plagiarism matters

Published on CNN.com, July 19, 2016 I hail from the world of journalism, which has seen its fair share of plagiarism scandals in the past

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Plagiarism and Precedence

From Media Ethics Magazine, Fall 2006, Vol. 18, No. 1 The topic of plagiarism draws strong opinion, as it should, and the current notoriety of

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Reader as client

        AJR  Features From American Journalism Review,   May 1997  issue A veteran editor argues that it’s time to jettison the widespread practice of

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