29 Aug

Ward’s Words: Is talk of a Canadian press council outdated?

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Ward_3.JPG" title="" /><strong>By Stephen J.A. Ward</strong></p><p>Newspapers Canada, an industry voice, is soliciting feedback on behalf of the provinicial press councils for <a href="">a national press council to be launched in 2015</a>.</p>

20 Aug

Newspapers Canada reveals proposal for a national press council

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" newspapers_4.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Illustration courtesy of Eric Mark Do</em></p><p> </p><p><em>Clarification: The proposal for the national press council comes from the provincial press councils led by the Ontario Press Council. Newspapers Canada revealed the proposal online and is soliciting feedback from its members on behalf of the press councils.</em></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor</strong></p>

14 Aug

Ward’s Words: DIY vs. depersonalized journalism ethics

<p><strong>By Stephen J.A. Ward</strong></p><p>The creation of a global and open media ecology that is online and offline,  as well as professional and amateur, has undermined a prior professional consensus on the content of journalism ethics. There is scarcely a principle or concept that is not up for debate, from who is a journalist to whether reporters should be objective.</p><p>Yet, increasing numbers of journalists believe there is a need for guiding values as we sail journalism’s roiling sea.</p>

24 Jul

How do you know if you’re too close to your source?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" working at computer_1.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Michelle-Andrea Girouard</em></p><p><strong>By Lindsay Fitzgerald</strong></p>

22 Jul

CAJ ethics committee report: How close is too close?

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16 Jul

Stephen Ward launches new ethics website

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-thumbnail inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Ward_0.JPG" title="" /> <strong>By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor </strong></p><p>Canadian media ethicist Stephen Ward has launched a new website, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Media Morals</a>, that will explore journalism ethics in global media world.</p>

9 Jun

College of the North Atlantic develops drone journalism code of conduct

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" class.JPG" title="" /></p><p align="center"><em>Photos courtesy of Stephen Winsor/CNA journalism</em></p><p><strong>By Jeff Ducharme</strong></p><p>Journalism is often slow to adopt new technologies, but if we are to survive and thrive, then we must embrace new technologies. And as journalism educators, we have to be ahead of the trends, not playing catch up.</p>

2 Jun

Why the Hamilton Spectator revised its code of conduct on anonymous sources

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" Spectator_2.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Eric Mark Do</em></p><p><strong>By Jim Poling</strong></p><p>At the <em>Hamilton Spectator</em>, our newsroom, like many across the country, has had much discussion about the use of anonymous sources.</p>

30 May

Should journalists use anonymous secret-sharing apps?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo illustration by Skye Anderson</em></p><p><strong>By Skye Anderson</strong></p><p>There’s a big difference between gossip mongering and journalism. But where there is smoke, there is often a fire and it’s imperative journalists check.</p><p>Enter the popular anonymous secret-sharing app <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whisper</a>.</p>

12 May

Should media outlets tell readers the news was created by robots?

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" tech.JPG" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Matt Sutton</strong></p><p>A news-writing robot created by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Automated Insights</a> is estimated to “write” one billion stories in 2014.</p>