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BY DENI ELLIOTT
Deni Elliott reminds her fellow researchers about the Federal rules for use of Institutional Research Boards in journalism and media studies research using human subjects, and proposes a way of enforcing them.
John Michael Kittross parts ways with Deni Elliott with respect to the use and enforcement of Institutional Research Boards in human subjects research in the fields of journalism and media studies.
BY MATTHEW M. REAVY
Matthew Reavy traces and documents the development of ethical alternatives to “objectivity” in journalism. He ties this to the decline in public trust of the media and outlines some perceived causes for that decline.
BY ALAN D. ABBEY
Alan Abbey discusses an interesting relationship between religion, culture and journalism.
BY RYAN WHITSON
What is the relation between belief and truth, and does simply believing something make it true?
BY KIRSTIE HETTINGA
Kirstie Hettinga on balancing up-to-the-minute reporting with accuracy.
BY RYAN J. THOMAS
Ryan Thomas on the death of Margaret Thatcher, the resulting soaring popularity of “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead” and how the BBC handled it all.
BY JOHN HAMER
Attendees at the annual meeting of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe focused on the place of press councils in today's media world.
BY RAYMOND FIELDING
Raymond Fielding on why journalists should study the political world's dark underbelly and the lobbyists occupying it.
BY MANNY PARASCHOS
Manny Paraschos takes on some ethical bloopers from around the world that may have escaped your notice.