As recent events show, we might get better media reporting if journalists questioned authorities more closely on the relevance of ethnicity and religion in crime reporting.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
The Sun's treatment of Raheem Sterling exposes the ethical failings of its reporting.
In democratic political systems, public officials are accountable through the media to the people. That responsibility to be accountable comes with public office. It is not a marketable commodity.
According to a photojournalism expert, there can be a relationship between exposure to grisly images and activism. But there are also ethical considerations to be made.
When mass shootings take place, the media rush to publish details on the suspect's background. But is that approach one that does more harm than good?
Media reporting of the Barnaby Joyce affair would have been so much better if journalists had established substantial public-interest justifications before breaking the story.
There's one very significant difference between the Joyce-Campion and Cairns-Morosi affairs.
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
The seemingly disproportionate media attention given to One Nation is the result of a potent news-making brew.
Australian news editors and politicians give their views on the ethical issues arising when reporters return to journalism after time as a political spin doctor.
In the marriage equality debate as in any other, media outlets must balance the right to freedom of speech with the balance of evidence.
Is impartiality a red herring in the age of blogs and social media?
Facebook Live – and other live-video streaming services – change how we bear witness to events, and challenge how we think about visual information.
Buzzfeed is being damned for publishing unverified and salacious information about the president-elect, raising questions about media ethics in the digital world.
Finding a balance between providing information on public figures like James Hird and minimising harm often is a delicate pickle for journalists.
In a 'post-truth' world, presenting both points of view can often be misleading.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
An ACMA investigation of Andrew Bolt raises questions of fair and accurate reporting, the clash over facts, fair comment and the right of readers and viewers to be fully informed.