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A nurse treats Johnny at Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic before he self-injects his medication. © Aaron Goodman

Humanizing the heroin epidemic: a photo essay

Hoping to avoid the pitfalls and tropes of drug genre photography, documentary photographer Aaron Goodman spent a year following three addicts enrolled in a heroin-assisted treatment program.
The secret recording raises important ethical questions that go to the heart of editorial and news judgement. AAP/Joel Carrett

‘Straight reporting’: the editor, the NBN and the ABC

It's been reported as an issue of "false balance" but a secret recording of senior ABC editorial staff discussing NBN coverage raises broader questions about ethics and news judgement.
Sarah Koenig, newly minted radio celebrity. Serial, Meredith Heuer

Serial’s ethics of true-crime reporting are commendable

The final episode of Serial, the most successful podcast in history, went live at 10.30am GMT on December 18. Twitter reported that offices, train platforms and sidewalks around the world fell silent…
Cosby’s power cannot be overestimated. US Navy

Bill Cosby’s downfall was a display of social media power

In the awful narrative around the allegations of sexual assault and rape made against iconic American entertainer Bill Cosby, a major theme has been the perceived failure of the media to challenge him…
The picture Mazher Mahmood’s lawyers didn’t want you to see. BBC Panorama.

Panorama and the Fake Sheikh: trawling tabloid excesses

Well, there was a lot of mucking about, but Panorama has finally broadcast its exposé of Sun on Sunday journalist Mazher Mahmood, widely known as the “Fake Sheikh”. The programme had been scheduled for…
Accurate, impartial and ethical journalism is still possible – and can even be easier – in the faster online news cycle. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

The internet can deliver better journalism, not just clickbait

In the digital age, one of the most complex challenges for media outlets is how to re-shape the editorial responsibilities of journalism itself. Are the hallmarks of good journalism – accuracy, independence…
The ethical questions raised by publishing material from WikiLeaks are not new, but can come with heightened stakes in the digital age. EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

WikiLeaks, journalism ethics and the digital age: what did we learn?

The journey of whistleblower website WikiLeaks was traced by, among others, Professor Gerard Goggin, chair of the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. In an analytical narrative…

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