In the first week of January, the EJN is launching Ethics in the News a report covering the most pressing ethical issues facing media around the world. To give you a taste of the report we will be publishing the chapter on photographing refugees on 18 December to mark International Migrants Day. If you would like to receive an advanced copy before Sunday please get in touch.
When working on media ethics (especially when compiling this newsletter) it can be too easy to focus on questionable ethical practice rather than promoting the best of journalism. Two awards ceremonies I was fortunate to attend this month reminded me of the wealth of inspirational reporting taking place around the world:
Rory Peck Awards: On Wednesday 7 December I attended the Rory Peck Awards in London where the quality of journalism on show among the winners and runners up was truly outstanding. I strongly recommend watching all of submissions.
What the award winners achieved in such challenging circumstances needs more recognition and support.
Tom Law, EJN Director of Campaigns and Communications
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
DOES FACEBOOK NEED TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT?Can newsrooms overcome the longstanding culture clash between tech and editorial? And what about coverage of those Trump tweets? The Columbia Journalism Review's new podcast, The Kicker, features CJR Tow Editor Nausicaa Renner and special guest Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.