Rethinking the Campus Newspaper Greg Steinberger, March 30, 2010 Greg Steinberger, Hillel Foundation, argues the decision by an independent student newspaper to accept an ad from a Holocaust denier shows the need for a thorough review of the role and responsibilities of campus papers, especially in an Internet age.
The First Amendment and Moral Responsibility
Lewis Friedland, March 8, 2010 The Herald equates stubbornness with defense of the First Amendment, and moral harm with public good. Both views indicate a failure on our part to teach them the difference.
March 2010 Teaching Journalism Ethics, One Village at a Time Shakuntala Rao, March 1, 2010
Established in 1926, Andhra University is one of the oldest universities in India with 70 departments, 5 campus colleges and 10,000 students. Professor Ramakrishna Challa has recently developed a course on journalism ethics which, he says, has become a necessary part of the curriculum given the changing nature of global media and its impact on even a place like Vishakhapatnam.
The Limits of Libertarianism Robert Drechsel, February 4, 2010
Media law expert Robert Drechsel reviews the controversial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that prohibited corporations from spending general treasury funds to advocate the election or defeat of political candidates. Drechsel argues that the ruling reveals the limits of libertarianism on political speech issues.
God, Disasters, and the Media Stephen JA Ward, January 19, 2010
The Haitian earthquake coverage raises many issues of media coverage – its quality, limitations, the graphic images, the attempt to report amid chaos. It also raises another issue: What is the place of God in the coverage?
December 2009 The Rise of the Networks Brant Houston, December 4, 2009
As newspapers and other journalism institutions falter, networks of investigative and alternative newsrooms are rising up, sharing resources and finding ways to more widely distribute their work.
Surviving the media carnage
Newspapers closing. Journalists let go. Old economic models to support journalism are imploding amid a media revolution. Two veteran journalists — an American and a Canadian — view the carnage and propose new ways to do good journalism and maintain standards.