Crowdsourcing Best Practices
A new ethical framework for political coverage
What happens when social media and political coverage collide? How do you handle the challenges of “access journalism” like requests for quote approval? How can journalists keep politicians honest? Could a different approach to reporting improve the flow of information to voters?
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Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics,” which was the focus of the 2012 Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop. Watch speeches and stories of very real ethical issues challenging political journalism today, including quote approval, transparency, and responding to campaign lies.
Ethics in political coverage
Hot 2012 topics
Check out this list of ten hot ethics issues in election 2012.
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How might political reporting better serve citizens, build civic connections, clarify context and deepen engagement between journalists, the audience and our nation’s leadership?
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Political Ethics Resources
- Campaign Ethics
- Politics, Ethics and the Role of Media
- What Do We Want? Respectful Discourse. When Do We Want It? Now… But I’m Interested in Your Opinion
- Avoiding Media Bias When Covering Political News Stories
- In Politics, Ethics Matter More Than Issues
- Political Ethics
- Center for Ethics and Policy
New Media Ethics Resources
- Truth in the Age of Social Media
- Finding the Wisdom in the Crowd
- Ethics Codes for Journalism
- Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism
- Poynter: Online Journalism Ethics
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