London Launch Event: Frontline Club - Monday 8 April - 7pm
In the seventh of our series of ‘Ethics in the News’ events at the Frontline Club in London, we are bringing together authors from the EJN’s latest report to discuss ethics and the key challenges in fighting for the future of journalism.
Chaired by Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, the discussion will feature Salim Amin, Aidan White, Chris Elliott and our new CEO Hannah Storm.
EJN trustee, Dr Zahera Harb, was in Kuala Lumpur last week to work with media leaders in South East Asia to developing guidelines & codes of conduct to report hate speech and acts of terror. The workshop was organised by the Pubilc Media Alliance and supported by UNESCO.
New Zealand's news media entered uncharted territory on March 15
Radio New Zealand CEO, Paul Thompson, reflects on the way news media are coping with the complexity and enormity of telling the story of the March 15 atrocity in Christchurch and its aftermath.
Nonprofit journalism: can foundations object to the stories they fund?
Nonprofit newsrooms expanded rapidly in the United States after the dark days of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. More than 100 investigative and public interest news organizations launched between 2007 and 2017.
The Institute for Nonprofit News today has more than 200 member organizations across North America and there are an estimated 110 news nonprofits that do not belong to the institute. The unprecedented growth could not have occurred without funding by foundations, which provide about 60 percent of the revenue for nonprofit journalism.
An institute report estimated the combined revenue of its members in 2017 was almost $350 million. Are the ethical guidelines that apply to commercial journalism with their focus on advertiser revenues appropriate for foundation funding? Broad guidelines exist for the nonprofit sector, but ethical grey areas abound and are seldom openly discussed.
Kashmir: The difference between journalism and propaganda
A.S. Panneerselvan, the Readers’ Editor of The Hindu and an adviser to the Ethical Journalism Network, writes about how journalists should report events rather than become cheerleaders for hate politics and intolerance in the wake of tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
DocSociety have launched is a free toolkit on Forced Migration, using the Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, the BBC BAFTA awarded documentary following the story of Hassan - an English language teacher who recorded his journey from Syria into the UK.
The focus of the toolkit is to address secondary school students preconception about forced migration and introduces a lot of exercises around human rights education, media literacy, empathy and critical thinking skills.
Tom Kent, the former standards editor of The Associated Press and an adviser to the Ethical Journalism Network, has updated his 2015 ethics checklist for robot journalism:
"It’s routine now for news organizations to use artificial intelligence to write news. Robots are regularly transforming data into stories, and stories into multimedia presentations.
As more organizations start deploying AI, we need to keep a focus on the ethics and quality of robot newswriting. What accuracy and transparency problems do robotic systems create? What bad scenarios do we need to worry about?"
- Reporters in the Field - The grant for your cross-border research (Robert Bosch Stiftung)
- Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- Call for proposals: Media and Information Literacy for Civil Society Organisations in 5 Western Balkan Countries (SEENPM)
- Global Conference: Call for Research Papers/Abstracts (GIJN)
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