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BY RUSHWORTH M. KIDDER
Newspapers appear to be evaporating before our very eyes. What plagues newspapers? Is it simply their financial model?
spans the globe for "Ethicalia," minutia about the ethics of the media. This edition includes items from Spain, Britain, Los Angeles and Croatia.
BY ERNEST D. ROSE
On more than a few occasions, Friendly was not above doctoring material that was passed off as the real thing.
BY JOHN C. MERRILL
Some comment is free and some facts are sacred...But both expose the communicator to ridicule, penalties and danger.
BY CARY NELSON
Yoo's case raises new-and potentially dangerous-grounds for determining what activities and contexts bear on defining and establishing professional fitness.
BY TRACE REGAN
Most Ohio newsrooms that participated in a 2008 survey do not have a specific, established process for handling ethical issues. However, the news managers in many of these newsrooms say having newsroom staff members discuss ethical issues is a key to their ethical decision-making.
BY JACK LULE
What can journalists-and those who wish to protect journalists-do to protect and defend the world's endangered watchdogs?
BY SHANNON A. BOWEN
Is public relations a vociferous advocate or an independent counsel?
BY CAROLE MCNALL
It is increasingly possible, especially for those who get their information online, to dodge all points of view that don't agree with them.
BY DUANE C. S. STOLZFUS
What should sources expect from student journalists?
BY GENE BURD
News anchors have the dilemma of needing both to be professionally objective and personally dispassionate.
BY X. S. DE TAILLE
A fictional piece: Can an ethicist have an ethical problem?