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BY EDWARD WASSERMAN
The question is whether journalistic truth means something different online than what it previously meant.
spans the globe for "Ethicalia," minutiae about the ethics of the media.
BY COKE ELLINGTON
Would it help the public distinguish between the hacks and the professionals? Or is certification a step towards a First Amendment violation?
BY JOHN HAMER
How a pledge to be transparent, accountable and open could remind all journalists of their professional responsibilities.
BY JOE MARREN AND KIMBERLY A. BLESSING
Thomas Merton's call for purification of the mass media may still be applicable today.
BY BRYAN E. DENHAM
Is Frost/Nixon a true representation of the David Frost and Richard Nixon interviews?
BY JEFFREY E. STEPHENSON AND WENDY TERESE GRACE
Examining a politician's entry into the Fourth Estate, the institution we charge with keeping an eye on government power.
BY BRAD ZEMBIC
You'd be as mad as a hatter to believe the printed word is beyond reproach.
BY JAGADISH B. RAO
Privacy- the right to be left alone- is sacrosanct in many societies, and unsolicited ads can cause a serious breach of privacy.
BY RUSSELL FRANK
Examining the core contradiction between journalism's dual traditions of objectivity and advocacy.
As a journalist, you should uphold the same professional and ethical standards when using social media as you do on-air and on all digital news platforms.
BY DAVOOD MEHRABI, MUHAMAD SHAM SHAHKAT ALI AND MUSA ABU HASSAN
Various studies in different countries have reported different results about Internet credibility.
BY KRISTINE DAVIS
Would the early ethicists be tuning in to reality television?