How can we reconcile our present attitudes and knowledge with historical realities – and how resistant our is media to being seduced by powerful interests?
How should journalists describe Hamas, whose gunmen killed hundreds of Israelis on Oct. 7? The attacks and Israel’s response have renewed a debate about the words used by journalists.
A news organization doesn’t have to publish or broadcast the facts or the truth. And there are no standardized requirements to be a journalist.
The explosive viral spread of the grainy but dramatic footage shows the limits of mainstream media ethics.
Many images from the Ukraine war are compelling and distressing depictions of the human costs of war.
When news outlets also publish so-called ‘native advertising,’ their journalistic reputations suffer – and their news coverage shies away from the companies that paid for the ads.
Does Australia benefit from Google paying for News Corp training?
A journalist’s role is to serve the public interest. But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, by helping his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a scandal, put personal interests above the public’s.
The Associated Press will no longer name those arrested in minor crimes when the news service is unlikely to cover the story’s resolution. That’s a major shift in US news culture.
The BBC apologised for broadcasting images of Christian Eriksen’s collapse, but were they just giving the public what it wants?
To rebuild lost trust in the media will require more commitment and effort than just papering over ethical cracks.
Important news coverage or voyeurism disguised as journalism? It’s complicated.
Peace journalism is more than mediating or preventing conflict. It’s also about the dignity and agency of the affected populations.
Journalism’s ethics code says the press must ‘seek truth and report it,’ and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump’s inaccuracies and lies?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
The newspaper industry has been asking the federal government for financial assistance for years. Now that Ottawa has revealed its plan, what purpose will it serve to sustain news organizations?
The federal budget has offered several initiatives to help Canada’s ailing news industry. Does that mean journalists will be compromised by government handouts? New research suggests they won’t.
The Canadian government has announced a new policy of providing financial assistance to the country’s news industry. With any financial support will come a need to define who exactly is a journalist.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy and former MP David Feeney on the digital disruption of media and politics.
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Today on the podcast we're talking filter bubbles, fake news, opinion vs fact. Media Files asks two experts how the media and politics influence each other - and why that's causing concern.