Journalism Ethics Case Studies


Does the Photo Fit the News?

Does the Photo Fit the News?

What happens when a powerful image becomes the face of the immigration debate?
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How to Use Case Studies in Your Class

How to Use Case Studies in Your Class

How to use case studies to integrate ethics content and skills in your classes.
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No Comment

No Comment

What are the ethical issues involved in closing news website comment sections in a democracy?
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Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

What are the ethics of using virtual reality in real journalism?
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Doxing and Digital Journalism

Doxing and Digital Journalism

When can journalists reveal the identity of controversial social media users?
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Collateral Damage to the Truth

Collateral Damage to the Truth

What conflicts arise when journalists want transparency on drone deaths?
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Swipe Right to Expose

Swipe Right to Expose

What happens when journalism meets dating apps at the Rio Olympics?
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