How should the media portray violent acts? When South Africa’s largest Sunday paper, the Sunday Times, on its April 19 front page published a photograph of a man in the act of being stabbed and killed, readers took to the social media and aired their views. Some commentators supported the move; others furiously condemned the decision claiming that the paper was only … [Read more...] about Should this photo be published?
Suppose you are an investigative journalist and you have a confidential source who divulges state secrets that you print. The government hunts down the leaker, arrests this person and charges him with a crime. You, the journalist, are the only person who can verify if the leak was actually this person or not. You are subpoenaed, but you won’t give up the name of your … [Read more...] about St. Louis’ forgotten espionage case
JEFFERSON CITY – The Jefferson City press corps has voted to give the Missouri Times until the end of March to clean up the news organization's ethics mess or face the possibility of losing credentials to cover events in Missouri's state capital. Ten representatives of wire service, print and broadcast news organizations met Monday to discuss the lobbyist-sponsored parties … [Read more...] about Parties and the press
Editor's note: This is an opinion article from William H. Freivogel, publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review. Whether viewed from a legal, moral or ethical vantage point, the lifetime ban that NBA commissioner Adam Silver imposed on racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was just and correct. After Silver announced the punishment, the Twittersphere exploded … [Read more...] about First Amendment is no refuge for Clippers owner’s remarks
Editor's note: This is an opinion article from William A. Babcock, editor of Gateway Journalism Review. For anyone spending the past few days in a cave, the person in the eye of the latest media storm is Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling ignited the race card, and the media suddenly have diverted their eyes from the Ukraine, a missing … [Read more...] about Embattled L.A. Clippers owner has a right to privacy, too