What We’re Reading This Week 7/8/19

In March, a rumor spread in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, that the president’s wife had banned women from wearing pants or miniskirts which led to women being beaten for wearing them. Fact-checkers hope to prevent the spread of harmful misinformation...

What We’re Reading This Week 7/1/2019

New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune was absorbed by the Advocate this week. Poynter reports on where the Times-Picayune reporters will work after the merger. Youngstown, Ohio, will lose its only daily newspaper in August.  There is a growing trend of using comics...

Stories We’re Following 5/2

Facebook hired former New York Times staffer Alex Hardiman in a new position called head of news products. According to Recode, “Hardiman will work with publishers to create news features, and also try to stop the proliferation of false news on the...

Journalism Ethics Summit Will Cover Reporting on Race and Gender

The event titled “Covering Race and Gender in the New Millennium” will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in Giffels Auditorium located in Old Main on the University of Arkansas campus. The panel will feature Jesse Holland, the visiting distinguished professor of journalism ethics; history chair, Calvin White, who is also affiliated faculty in African and African American studies; and Lisa Corrigan, director of gender studies. Christi Welter, of the Center for Ethics in Journalism, will moderate the panel.

Five Ethics Stories We’re Following 9/15

Following a leak of medical records of three U.S. Olympians, an ethicist with Poynter wrote about how journalists should use the information. New research from Gallup shows America’s trust in the media is the lowest it’s ever been in Gallup’s polling...