Ethical journalists act with integrity, seek the truth, and report on it. Telling a story of public interest requires transparency on who provided the information and how the reporter acquired it. Sometimes sources or experts will only speak with a journalist if the conversation is considered on background or deep background. The terms are part of a journalist’s reporting arsenal and should only be used when necessary. But some subjects, particularly those in positions of power, have used this type of attribution to their advantage.
Category Archive: News Feed
Press freedom is under attack by a thousand cuts – and not just in the usual countries known for their media censorship.
Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy talks about her transition from the newsroom to the classroom, anonymous sources and why a career in journalism is still a worthy calling in this interview with ForeignPress.org.
In this well-researched Upshot article by Brendan Nyhan, imposter local news sites to promote ideological agendas, political parties and candidates are on the rise and designed to exploit the public’s trust in local news sources.
Great article by The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins that explains the architecture of disinformation and censorship through noise. Worth the (long) read.